goal of anatomical research is to refine the framework of the reference
system upon which functional data is mapped. 3-D reconstructions and
animations show complex spatial relationships in neuroanatomical systems.
models of brain structures are frequently generated to aid in the
identification of patterns of altered anatomy in disease. Animations
are generated from data acquired utilizing automated image labeling,
pathology detection, and other techniques.
work generating detailed maps of growth processes in the developing
us with a general mechanism to map dynamic processes in the brain.
The animations in this section demonstrate the affect of these growth
processes on underlying systems in the developing brain.
development of new mathematical and computational approaches for analyzing
human 3D brain image data is crucial to the investigation of the major
diseases of the human. Utilizing data produced from research of disease
processes in the brain allows for the creation of animations that
detail differences among diseased and normal populations.
acquisition of high quality structural brain data sets from human
subjects serves to provide structural and functional information about
the normal, developing and diseased brain.
development of complex 3D warping algorithms for brain data enables
the comparison of data from different subjects, and the distinction
of abnormal structure from normal anatomic variations. Animation allows
us to visually demonstrate the transformation of 3D brain data into
the shape of a single target anatomy, or onto a neuroanatomic atlas.