Accession Number : ADA187202

Title :   Three-Dimensional Computer Graphics Brain-Mapping Project.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 10 Mar 86-9 Mar 87,

Corporate Author : SCRIPPS CLINIC AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION LA JOLLA CA

Personal Author(s) : Livingston, Robert B

PDF Url : ADA187202

Report Date : 15 Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 86

Abstract : The Brain Mapping Project has established and tested innovative techniques for quantitative mapping of human and animal neuroanatomy and has demonstrated the feasibility of computer graphics approaches. The emerging technology aims to acquire computer-generated tissue section maps in microscopic detail, in registration, and to reconstruct such images accurately in three dimensions. The completed system will provide a valuable tool for investigating clinical and basic neurological problems and for establishing three dimensional database standards for comparing processes of normal and abnormal growth, development, degeneration, injury and disease processes. This approach will enable confident mapping of correlations between structures and functions, and it will foster improved understanding of brain organization as an integrated whole. Keywords: Image processing rats; Monkeys; Cats; Humans.

Descriptors :   *BRAIN, *COMPUTER GRAPHICS, *MAPPING, *ANATOMICAL MODELS, ABNORMALITIES, ANATOMY, CATS, CLINICAL MEDICINE, CORRELATION, DATA BASES, DISEASES, HUMANS, IMAGE PROCESSING, MONKEYS, NEUROLOGY, ORGANIZATIONS, RATS, STANDARDS, THREE DIMENSIONAL, WOUNDS AND INJURIES, LABORATORY ANIMALS, GROWTH(PHYSIOLOGY), IMAGES, MEDICAL COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), BRAIN DAMAGE

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE