Automatic selection of DBS target points using multiple electrophysiological atlases.

D'Haese PF, Pallavaram S, Niermann K, Spooner J, Kao C, Konrad PE, Dawant BM
Med Image Comput Comput Assist Interv. 2005 8 (Pt 2): 427-34

PMID: 16685988 · DOI:10.1007/11566489_53

In this paper we study and evaluate the influence of the choice of a particular reference volume as the electrophysiological atlas on the accuracy of the automatic predictions of optimal points for deep brain stimulator (DBS) implants. We refer to an electrophysiological atlas as a spatial map of electrophysiological information such as micro electrode recordings (MER), stimulation parameters, final implants positions, etc., which are acquired for each patient and then mapped onto a single reference volume using registration algorithms. An atlas-based prediction of the optimal point for a DBS surgery is made by registering a patient's image volume to that reference volume, that is, by computing a correct coordinate mapping between the two; and then by projecting the optimal point from the atlas to the patient using the transformation from the registration algorithm. Different atlases, as well as different parameterizations of the registration algorithm, lead to different and somewhat independent atlas-based predictions. We show how the use of multiple reference volumes can improve the accuracy of prediction by combining the predictions from the multiple reference volumes weighted by the accuracy of the non-rigid registration between each of the corresponding atlases and the patient volume.

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Brain Mapping Databases, Factual Deep Brain Stimulation Electrophysiology Humans Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted Magnetic Resonance Imaging Parkinson Disease Therapy, Computer-Assisted

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