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Volumetric Mri Analysis Of Dyslexic Subjects Using A Level Set Framework

  • Manuel F. Casanova
  • H. Abd El Munim
  • Aly A. Farag
  • N. Youssry El-Zehiry
  • Rachid Fahmi
Part of the Topics in Biomedical Engineering. International Book Series book series (ITBE)

The minicolumn is considered as an elementary unit of the neocortex in all mammalian brains. It is believed that enlargement of the cortical surface occurs as a result of the addition of minicolumns, not a single neuron. Hence, a modern trend to analyze developmental disorders such as dyslexia and autism is to investigate how the minicolumns in the brains of dyslexic and autistic patients vary from the minicolumns in normal brains mapping this variation into a noninvasive imaging framework such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

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White Matter Diffusion Tensor Magnetic Resonance Image Outer Compartment Magnetic Resonance Image Slice Dyslexic Subject 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manuel F. Casanova
    • 1
  • H. Abd El Munim
    • 2
  • Aly A. Farag
    • 3
  • N. Youssry El-Zehiry
    • 2
  • Rachid Fahmi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesUniversity of LouisvilleLouisvilleUSA
  2. 2.Computer Vision and Image Processing Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of LouisvilleLouisvilleUSA
  3. 3.Computer Vision and Image Processing LaboratoryUniversity of LouisvilleLouisvilleUSA

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