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.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California, Irvine