14 March 2016

White matter brain segmentation

In collaboration with

CNR (Catanzaro)

White matter fibers are anatomical structures made by a bundle of thousand of axons.
They represent the “cables” that connect the different areas of the brain and so an accurate identification of these important structures is very important for diagnosis, treatment and to improve our knowledge about brain.
In the last years several algorithms have been proposed in order to segment white matter fibers but a lot of open points remain unsolved.
We are developing a new methodology that aim to improve the current state of the art.
Using our algorithm is it possible to segment those bundles in a fast and accurate manner. Our segmentation is fully automatic, tridimensional, defined on T1 space and the process is extremely fast (a few minutes) if compared to other approaches.