Normalization of transcranial magnetic stimulation points by means of atlas registration

D. Zosso*, Q. Noirhomme, M. Davare, B. MacQ, E. Olivier, J. Thiran, M. De Craene

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Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a well-known technique to study brain function. Location of TMS points can be visualized on the subject's Magnetic Resonance Image (MRI). However inter-subject comparison is possible only after a normalization i.e. a transformation of the stimulation points to a reference atlas image. Here, we propose a generic and automatic image processing pipe-line for normalizing a collection of subjects' MRI and TMS points. The normalization uses a loop of rigid-transform followed by Basis-Splines registration. The used reference atlas is the common Montreal National Institute (MNI) brain atlas [2]. We show preliminary results from 10 subjects. Those normalized points were compared to the SPM normalization and validated by TMS experts.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Signal Processing Conference
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event14th European Signal Processing Conference, EUSIPCO 2006 - Florence, Italy
Duration: 4 Sept 20068 Sept 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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