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Abstract #0695

Integration and Comparison of Brain Functional and Structural Connectivity Maps

David C. Zhu1, Shantanu Majumdar2

1Psychology and Radiology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA; 2Electrical and Computer Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA

Resting-state fMRI allows the testing of brain functional connectivity. Diffusion tensor imaging fiber tracking allows the evaluation of structural connection between cortical regions. Often there is a need to integrate them together to understand the networks of brain activity, to compare their advantages and disadvantages, and to evaluate potential applications. In this work, we combined the functional and structural connectivity maps based on common seed regions. The integration demonstrates potential interpretation issues and also shows that functional connectivity might be a more sensitive and robust technique in understanding the connectivity between cortical regions.