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Current Projects

  • Shape Analysis of Caudate and Corpus Callosum Data
  • ITK SNAP: A level Set Semi Automatic Segmentation tool and its use at UNC for the segmentation of brain structures
  • UNC Tools for the Statistical Analysis of Anisotropy of Diffusion Tensor Measures along White Matter Fibers
  • Participants
    • UNC: Isabelle Corouge, Martin Styner.
    • PNL: Sylvain Bouix, Marek Kubicki, James Levitt, Marc Niethammer.


  • 11/2005, Shape analysis of PNL caudates with UNC software
  • 10/2005, UNC visit the PNL
    • Meeting to establish the needs of the different parties and come up with a schedule.
    • Presentation of progress: ProgressReport
  • 7/2005. Programming Week in Boston
    • Martin Styner and Sylvain Bouix met to discuss possible collaborations. A project on the shape analysis of the caudate nucleus seemed to be a reasonable starting point.

References and Scientific Output


  • Algorithm:
    • M Styner, JA Lieberman, D Pantazis, G Gerig: Boundary and Medial Shape Analysis of the Hippocampus in Schizophrenia. Medical Image Analysis, 2004, pp 197-203.
    • D. Pantazis, R.M. Leahy, T.E.Nichols, M. Styner: Statistical Surface Based Morphometry Using a Non-Parametric Approach, IEEE Symposium on Biomedical Imaging ISBI 2004,1283-1286.
    • M Styner, JA Lieberman, RK McClure, DR Weingberger, DW Jones, G Gerig: Morphometric analysis of lateral ventricles in schizophrenia and healthy controls regarding genetic and disease-specific factors, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 2005, Vol 102, No. 12, March 29, p 4872-4877.
    • M Styner, R Gimpel Smith, C Cascio, I Oguz, M Jomier: Corpus Callosum Subdivision based on a Probabilistic Model of Inter-hemispheric Connectivity, Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Interventions 2005, LNCS 3750, pp. 765-772.
    • G Gerig, S Joshi, T Fletcher, K Gorczowski, S Xu, S M. Pizer, M Styner: Statistics of populations of images and its embedded objects: Driving applications in neuroimaging, IEEE Symposium on Biomedical Imaging ISBI 2006, to appear.
  • Development
    • M Styner, M Jomier, G Gerig: Closed and Open Source Neuroimage Analysis Tools and Libraries at UNC: IEEE Symposium on Biomedical Imaging ISBI 2006, to appear.


  • Algorithm: Corouge, I., Fletcher, T., Joshi, S., Gilmore J.H., and Gerig, G., Fiber Tract-Oriented Statistics for Quantitative Diffusion Tensor MRI Analysis, accepted MICCAI 2005 conference.