Brain Research using Magnetic Resonance Imaging
The Center for Morphometric Analysis (CMA) is dedicated to the
development and application of morphometric methods to biomedical
imaging data, primarily high-resolution MRI. Using automated and
semi-automated software written in our lab, MRI brain images are
segmented into anatomical regions of interest. From this, we study the
volume, shape, and location of these regions and combine this with
other types of information (behavioral studies, functional-MRI scans,
etc.) to analyze both the structure and function of the human brain.
Here's a description of the
history, funding, and goals
of the CMA written by our Director Verne S. Caviness, Jr.
We currently have projects involving:
- Basic and Applied Brain Research:
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Structure of the Normal Brain
- Functional Neuroimaging of Cocaine Effects in Humans and Rats
- Medical Image Processing Research:
- Anatomic Segmentation of MR Brain Images
- Measurement and Analysis of Brain Volumes
- Shape Analysis of Anatomical Brain Regions
- Automatic Segmentation
- Cortical Parcellation in MR Brain Images
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