For nearly 3 years, teams from the François Rabelais University of Tours have been working on a project to project the Fibratlas project for virtual dissection of human brain fibres. This project aims to create a "field truth" for the validation of the results of algorithms for reconstructing brain fibers from MRI images. Researchers perform a step-by-step dissection of the two brain hemispheres. Because dissection is a destructive process, it is necessary to keep a history of each step. They acquire each dissection step using the FARO ScanArm 3D scanner, and then recalibit these acquisitions in a common benchmark. The neuroanatomist then virtually "replays" the dissection to identify the portions of beams visible on each digitized stage. These portions are then used to reconstruct the entire fiber bundle sought. The results are compared to the reconstruction of the same beams from MRI images.
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