Accession Number : ADA197053


Title :   Three-Dimensional Computer Graphics Brain-Mapping Project


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 10 Mar-24 Dec 1987


Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV SAN DIEGO LA JOLLA


Personal Author(s) : Livingston, Robert B


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a197053.pdf


Report Date : 24 Mar 1988


Pagination or Media Count : 144


Abstract : We assembled a core group at UCSD and the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, which, together with participating national advisors, could solve problems that stand in the way of engaging computer graphics and database management more effectively in the solution of neurosciences problems. We aimed at improving the interface between neuroanatomy and computer graphics systems so that the groundwork for accurate quantitative morphology will be satisfactory from the neurosciences viewpoint in proceeding to achieve whole brain reconstructions. We have succeeded in developing sound methods for preparing whole brains for sectioning and microscopic analysis, with controls for reducing brain distortions in three dimensions and for correcting the inevitable distortions that accompany slicing brain tissue at microscopic intervals, for combining structure/function data, and for beginning an analysis of whole brain tissue sections at microscopic levels of detail. Keywords: Brain mapping, Neuroanatomy, Computer graphics, Image processing, Data bases, Anatomical models.


Descriptors :   *ANATOMICAL MODELS , INTERVALS , FUNCTIONS , TISSUES(BIOLOGY) , DATA MANAGEMENT , BRAIN , COMPUTERS , PROBLEM SOLVING , MICROSCOPY , SOUND , COMPUTER GRAPHICS , MAPPING , ANATOMY , NEUROLOGY , DISTORTION , DATA BASES , IMAGE PROCESSING


Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Computer Programming and Software


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE