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International Journal of Recent Trends in Engineering (IJRTE)

ISSN 1797-9617

Volume 1, Number 3, May 2009

Issue on Electrical & Electronics

Page(s): 338-340

Analysis of Brain Fiber Tracts on Ageing using Textural Features

R. Kalpana, S. Muttan and Bikash Agrawala

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Diffusion magnetic resonance imaging is presently widely used technique that allows measurement of white matter fiber orientation in the human brain. The connectivity complex of fiber tracts strongly influences the function of communicating large neuronal networks in the brain. In order to analyze the changes in white matter with respect to age, the textural features are computed from the spatial distribution Gray level co-occurrence matrix. The variations in statistical features indicates the changes in white matter due to aging that are caused because of formation of lesions or damages in fiber tracts. This approach is designed to identify some of the changes occurring in brain tissues on aging, which in turn helps in understanding the physiological reasons for brain related problems in old people with normal health conditions.

Index Terms

White matter, Gray level co-occurrence matrix, Texture

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