Fibertracking

Make sure you choose the correct software version by selecting the Brainlab logo in the bottom corner of the corresponding software

Fibertracking Functions

Before You Begin

Steps

1.

Acquire DTI data according to the Brainlab scanning instructions available from Brainlab support.

2.

Load the DTI data and corresponding anatomical images (e.g., MRI, T1, T2).

Caution

Starting Fibertracking



Choose the DTI data and corresponding anatomical images using Content Manager. Perform optional steps (e.g., Image Fusion) and start Fibertracking.

Warning

Main Screen Layout



No. Component Description

Views area

Depicts slices in either brain projection, axial, coronal, sagittal or 3D view.

Fiber bundle information

Provides information about the currently selected fiber bundle.

Sidebar

Provides a list of ROIs (regions of interest) and objects that can arbitrarily be moved to either INCLUDE REGIONS, EXCLUDE REGIONS or NOT IN USE.

Toolbar

Provides a list of functions.

Basic Sidebar and Toolbar Functions



When creating fiber bundles using ROI-based tracking, both sidebar and toolbar areas are available.

Function

Explanation

Alerts

Open this tab to see any alerts and/or additional information.

Data

Open this tab to change the DTI study, images, layouts, fiber bundles and objects.

Home

Returns you to Content Manager.

All changes (e.g., selected data set, fiber bundles) are automatically made available for other applications.

NOTE: The software Home button may not be available if your platform (e.g., Buzz, Curve, Kick) contains a hardware Home button.

INCLUDE REGIONS

Drag objects or manually outlined ROIs here to include them in the fiber bundle. Therefore, the resulting fiber bundle intersects all objects and ROIs located under INCLUDE REGIONS.

EXCLUDE REGIONS

Drag objects or manually outlined ROIs here to exclude them from the fiber bundle. Therefore, the resulting fiber bundles do not intersect any objects or ROIs located under EXCLUDE REGIONS.

NOT IN USE

Lists all available 3D objects. These objects are not taken into account for the fiber bundle calculation.

Views



In addition to axial, sagittal and coronal slice views, Fibertracking can display the brain projection and 3D views. To change between views, select Data from the toolbar and choose from the options under Layouts.

The brain projection view is a 2D projection of the brain on a half-sphere like object, which unfolds cerebral structures to display gyri and sulci without sectioning. Such a view can only be calculated from the high-resolution anatomical MR image data that was co-registered to the DTI data being processed.

No. View Description
Brain Projection
  • Top: Brain projection view.

  • Bottom left: 3D view.

  • Bottom right: Choose between axial, coronal and sagittal views.

Overview

  • Top left: 3D view (choose between axial, coronal and sagittal views).

  • Top right: Axial view.

  • Bottom left: Sagittal view.

  • Bottom right: Coronal view.

Article No. 60917-64EN

Date of publication: 2018-04-15