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8 May 1989 Volumetric Display of Brain Function and Brain Anatomy
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Currently, optimal images of human brain anatomy are obtained using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), while optimal images of brain function are obtained using positron emission tomography (PET). This paper describes a method to combine and display the complementary information in these two modalities. High-resolution MR and PET images of the human brain were obtained and correlated to form three-dimensional volumes of structural and functional image data. Slices from each volume were combined to form 2-D images of metabolism "mapped" over anatomic structures. The volumes of data were then rendered using a volume imaging technique. The results of the procedure are used to visualize the three-dimensional relationship between brain function and brain anatomy.
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D. J. Valentino, P. D. Cutler, J. C. Mazziotta, H. K. Huang, R. A. Drebin, and C. A. Pelizzari "Volumetric Display of Brain Function and Brain Anatomy", Proc. SPIE 1091, Medical Imaging III: Image Capture and Display, (8 May 1989);

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