Effective Brain Connectivity Through
a Constrained Autoregressive Model
MICCAI Daily: Thursday
Alessandro Crimi presented his poster and told us about his work. He works
on structural and functional connectomes, which is the network of
connections in the brain.
The novelty of his work is that he is particularly interested in merging the
two modalities. Merging the structural and functional information, trying to
reach the holy of effective connectivity. This is important because structural
connectomes shows all the brain connections but not the causality and
what is really used by the brain, and functional connections shows only the
correlation of brain areas which are activated at the same time by a task or
fundamental cognitive activity.
With effective connectivity we can see the structural connections which are
really used. He solved this issues by combining the two modalities.
The benefit of this approach is that it can help to study underlying process
of the brain, or be used in intra-operative settings for tumor, stroke and
other types of lesions during surgery.
Besides, Alessandro - together with other colleagues as
Prof. Menze, Prof.
Handels, Prof. Reyes, Oskar Meier
- organized theBrainles MICCAI workshop ,
held the day before the main conference. The
event includes segmentation challenges, keynote talks and more about
brain tumor, multiple sclerosis and stroke. This was the second edition and
they look forward for suggestions for the third edition next year.
Help studying underlying process of
the brain, or be used in intra-operative
settings for tumor, stroke and other
types of lesions during surgery