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Intensity and sulci landmark combined brain atlas construction for Chinese pediatric population
Article first published online: 17 JAN 2014
Copyright © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Human Brain Mapping
Volume 35, Issue 8, pages 3880–3892, August 2014
How to Cite
Luo, Y., Shi, L., Weng, J., He, H., Chu, W. C.W., Chen, F. and Wang, D. (2014), Intensity and sulci landmark combined brain atlas construction for Chinese pediatric population. Hum. Brain Mapp., 35: 3880–3892. doi: 10.1002/hbm.22444
- Issue published online: 8 JUL 2014
- Article first published online: 17 JAN 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: 24 NOV 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 11 NOV 2013
- Manuscript Received: 27 SEP 2013
- Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China. Grant Numbers: CUHK 475711, 473012, 416712, and 411811
- National Natural Science Foundation of China. Grant Numbers: 81271653, 81201157, 61233012, 81101111, 30900389, 31270026
- Shenzhen Science and Technology Innovation Committee. Grant Numbers: JC201005250030A, JCYJ20120619152326449
- BME-p2-13/BME-CUHK of the Shun Hing Institute of Advanced Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
- atlas construction;
- image registration;
- pediatric population;
- magnetic resonance image
Constructing an atlas from a population of brain images is of vital importance to medical image analysis. Especially in neuroscience study, creating a brain atlas is useful for intra- and inter-population comparison. Research on brain atlas construction has attracted great attention in recent years, but the research on pediatric population is still limited, mainly due to the limited availability and the relatively low quality of pediatric magnetic resonance brain images. This article is targeted at creating a high quality representative brain atlas for Chinese pediatric population. To achieve this goal, we have designed a set of preprocessing procedures to improve the image quality and developed an intensity and sulci landmark combined groupwise registration method to align the population of images for atlas construction. As demonstrated in experiments, the newly constructed atlas can better represent the size and shape of brains of Chinese pediatric population, and show better performance in Chinese pediatric brain image analysis compared with other standard atlases. Hum Brain Mapp 35:3880–3892, 2014. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.