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Abstract #2131

3D Visualisation of Connectomes Using Streamtubes

Kerstin Pannek1, Roslyn Boyd1, Stephen Rose2

1The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; 2The Australian E-Health Research Centre, CSIRO, Brisbane, Australia

Connectomes are typically represented in matrix form. To improve visual assessment of the connectome, we suggest the use a streamtube representation of connections. Representation of connections contained in the connectome using streamtubes allows visualization of confidence in the existence of a connection (streamline number) and local attributes of the connections (e.g. FA). Tube thickness, colour and opacity can be fine-tuned for optimized visualization of cortical or deep structures. The opacity and colour of individual streamtubes can be adjusted to highlight subsets of connections, such as connections of altered connectivity.