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Interactive computation and visualization of structural connectomes in real-time

Chamberland, Maxime, Gray, William, Descoteaux, Maxime and Jones, Derek 2017. Interactive computation and visualization of structural connectomes in real-time. Presented at: CNI 2017: International Workshop on Connectomics in Neuroimaging, Quebec City, QC, Canada, 14 September 2017. Published in: Wu, G., Laurienti, P., Bonilha, L. and Munsell, B.C. eds. Connectomics in NeuroImaging. Lecture Notes in Computer Science Cham: Springer Verlag (Germany) / Springer Verlag (Germany): Computer Proceedings, pp. 35-41. 10.1007/978-3-319-67159-8_5

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Abstract

Structural networks contain high dimensional data that raise huge computational and visualization problems, especially when attempting to characterise them using graph theory. As a result, it can be non-intuitive to grasp the contribution of each edge within a graph, both at a local and global scale. Here, we introduce a new platform that enables tractography-based networks to be explored in a highly interactive real-time fashion. The framework allows one to interactively tune graph-related parameters on the fly, as opposed to conventional visualization softwares that rely on pre-computed connectivity matrices. From a neurosurgical perspective, the method also provides enhanced understanding regarding the potential removal of a specific node or transection of an edge from the network, allowing surgeons and clinicians to discern the value of each node.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Medicine
Publisher: Springer Verlag (Germany) / Springer Verlag (Germany): Computer Proceedings
ISBN: 978-3-319-67159-8
ISSN: 0302-9743
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 5 October 2017
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2019 21:05
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/105132

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