Collaboration:UNC-UCI

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Goal

  • Discuss DTI tools
  • Discuss DTI clinical projects

Activities

  • Demonstration of FiberViewer and FiberTracking software (Sampath Vetsa)
    • Training on step-by-step process for using software
      • Computing tensor image from diffusion weighted images
      • Identifying and drawing regions-of-interest using InsightSNAP
      • Performing tractography
      • Analysis of FA,MD,eigenvalue properties along tracts of interest (splenium and genu used as examples)
    • Feedback from UCI group on software ease-of-use
    • UCI group installed and tested software live on their machines - Jim Fallon tested software looking for challenging tracts in neonate data
  • Discussion of high-performance visualization of fiber tracts using modern graphics hardware (Vid Petrovic)
  • Clinical projects using DTI
    • Explanation by Jim Fallon of previous studies in connection differences between schizophrenics and controls
    • Discussion of Krabbe study between Martin Styner and Jim Fallon

Participants

  • Jim Fallon (UC Irvine)
  • Martina Panzenboeck (UC Irvine)
  • Vid Petrovic (UC Irvine)
  • Guido Gerig (UNC)
  • Martin Styner (UNC)
  • Isabelle Corouge (UNC)
  • Sampath Vetsa (UNC)
  • Casey Goodlett (UNC)