Conference Paper

Analysis and Visualization of Images Overlapping: Automated Versus Expert Anatomical Mapping in Deep Brain Stimulation Targeting.

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-71027-1_12 Conference: Pixelization Paradigm, First Visual Information Expert Workshop, VIEW 2006, Paris, France, April 24-25, 2006, Revised Selected Papers
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In surgical treatment of Parkinson’s disease, deep brain stimulation requires high-precision positioning of electrodes, needing
accurate localization and outlines of anatomical targets. Manual procedure of anatomical structures outlining on magnetic
resonance images (MRI) takes about several hours. We proposed an automated localizing procedure aiming to shorten this task
to some seconds. Different parameters were simultaneously assessed in our algorithm undertaking segmentation of anatomical
structures. Intraclass correlation coefficients (ICCs) were computed for centers of gravity coordinates of structures between
manual expert-mapped MRI and automated-mapped MRI. Tanimoto coefficients were computed accounting for pixels overlapping between
these two procedures. Although ICCs showed almost perfect concordance, TC provided further information with a quite severe
value about 35%. For both criteria, results were variable regarding each parameter in our process. With such complex results
to relate, their presentations were enhanced using visualization methods resembling that of the generalized Case View method.

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