Hum Brain Mapp 2019 09 21;40(13):3860-3880. Epub 2019 May 21.
Department of Radiology and BRIC, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
4D (spatial + temporal) infant cortical surface atlases covering dense time points are highly needed for understanding dynamic early brain development. In this article, we construct a set of 4D infant cortical surface atlases with longitudinally consistent and sharp cortical attribute patterns at 11 time points in the first six postnatal years, that is, at 1, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 60, and 72 months of age, which is targeted for better normalization of the dynamic changing early brain cortical surfaces. To ensure longitudinal consistency and unbiasedness, we adopt a two-stage group-wise surface registration. Read More