Three-dimensional atlases and databases of the brain at different ages facilitate the description of neuroanatomy and the monitoring of cerebral growth and development. Brain segmentation is challenging in neonates and young children due to structural differences compared to adults.

This page web page contains anatomical atlases for 2-year old children (33 brain atlases of two year old subjects, of 83 regions each, together with their related MRIs) as described in:

  • Automatic segmentation of brain MRIs of 2-year-olds into 83 regions of interest I. Gousias, D. Rueckert, R. A Heckemann, L. E. Dyet, J. P. Boardman, A. D. Edwards and A. Hammers NeuroImage, Volume 40, Issue 2, 1 April 2008, Pages 672-684 (Link to paper from publisher).

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Developed jointly by Ioannis S. Gousias, Imaging Sciences Department, Daniel Rueckert, Department of Computing, Rolf A. Heckemann, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Leigh E. Dyet, Imaging Sciences Department, James P. Boardman, Imaging Sciences Department, A. David Edwards, Imaging Sciences Department, (the “Authors”), all of Imperial College London.

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