MRI/SPECT 3-D Numerical map/model of the human brain

Prashanth Mundkur mundkur at falcon.eng.uci.edu
Mon May 17 15:53:29 EST 1993


I need to know where I can find a complete  (or as complete as possible) set of
MRI and SPECT data for the human brain. The brain should be represented as a 3-D 
structure, i.e. 2-D MRI / SPECT images along various  sections would have to be
integrated into a 3-D set of data. Of course, this data would apply to the
"average" or "normal" brain.  
	Something like this was done by L. Hibbard and others at UPenn for 
glucose metabolism (CMRglc) in the rat brain. But they had to kill the rats
in order to section the brain into fine slices, from which X-ray images were
generated and then digitized. (The  living rats were first given labelled glucose).
Did Hibbard et. al, or anyone else  extend this basic concept to the human  brain?
	A pointer to a FTP site, journal references, names of researchers, etc.
would be appreciated.

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--Prashanth Mundkur
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California, Irvine
CA 92717



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