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Abstract #1773

Evaluation of cortical thickness estimation methods in neonates.

Martina Lucignani1, Andrea Pittella2, Maria Camilla Rossi Espagnet3, Daniela Longo3, Giulia Lucignani3, Maurizio Schmid2, and Antonio Napolitano1

1Medical Physics Department, IRCCS Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, Rome, Italy, 2Enginerring Department, Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy, 3Imaging Department, IRCCS Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, Rome, Italy

Cortical thickness (CT) is a sensitive indicator of normal brain structural and functional development, aging, as well as a variety of neuropsychiatric disorders. The state of the art for cortical thickness estimation in children in not as good as the one for adults. We then compared two different algorithms and assess the agreement between these methods and their local variability.

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