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H. Kober, C. Nimsky, J. Vieth, R. Fahlbusch, O. Ganslandt. Co-registration of function and anatomy in frameless stereotaxy by contour fitting. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg, 79(3):272-283, 2002.


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We investigated a co-registration algorithm using a contour-fitting procedure to integrate functional data from magnetoencephalography (MEG) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) for frameless stereotaxy. In fMRI the shape of the head was reconstructed from anatomical images, in MEG it was scanned using an electromagnetic sensor position indicator. Functional information was transferred to the 3D-MR image set used for frameless stereotaxy by fitting the digitized (MEG) and reconstructed head shape (fMRI) to the 3D-MR images. The mean residual error of the contour fit was 2.3 mm for the MEG and 1.3 mm for the fMRI registration. According to computer simulations, the achievable transformation error is 0.75 and 0.5 mm, respectively. This method enables independent recording of functional and anatomical measurements with a co-registration accuracy better than 2 mm


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H. Kober
C. Nimsky
J. Vieth
R. Fahlbusch
O. Ganslandt

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   Author = {Kober, H. and Nimsky, C. and Vieth, J. and Fahlbusch, R. and Ganslandt, O.},
   Title = {Co-registration of function and anatomy in frameless stereotaxy by contour fitting},
   Journal = {Stereotact Funct Neurosurg},
   Volume = {79},
   Number = {3},
   Pages = {272--283},
   Year = {2002}

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