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Abstract #3171

Advances in Fiber Tracking Quantification

Batchelor P, Atkinson D, G. Hill D, Calamante F, Connelly A, Tournier D
University College London

Fiber tracking is either used as a purely qualitative anatomical method, for example showing how tracts avoid or go through a tumor. Curvatures and torsion have been proposed as a method to quantify fiber tracts. One drawback of the proposed method is that curvatures and torsions are very sensitive to discretisation noise. Here, we want to: discuss an appropriate smoothing method, and propose new tools to quantify fiber tracts, and compare them with previously proposed ones. This is demonstrated on synthetic and in vivo datasets.