Jean-Christophe Houde

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We have developed the Tractometer: an online evaluation and validation system for tractography processing pipelines. One can now evaluate the results of more than 57,000 fiber tracking outputs using different acquisition settings (b-value, averaging), different local estimation techniques (tensor, q-ball, spherical deconvolution) and different tracking(More)
We have developed a tractometer: an online evaluation system for tractography processing pipelines. One can now evaluate the end effects on fiber tracts of different acquisition parameters (b-value, number of directions, denoising or not, averaging or not), different local estimation techniques (tensor, q-ball, spherical deconvolution, spherical wavelets)(More)
Broadband ultrasound attenuation (BUA) of the calcaneus has been found to correlate with bone mineral density (BMD) of the femoral neck. The purpose of this study was to determine if a correlation exists among femoral neck BUA, femoral neck BMD, and incremental indent depth, a qualitative indicator of local mechanical bone strength, in bovine samples, and(More)
Bone mineral density (BMD) is a predictor of fracture risk. The purpose of this study was to determine whether a correlation exists between femoral neck BMD and an indicator of mechanical bone strength in human and bovine samples. Human proximal femurs were obtained from seven men and two women undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA), mean age 60.3 years.(More)
BACKGROUND The brain functions as an integrated multi-networked organ. Complex neurocognitive functions are not attributed to a single brain area but depend on the dynamic interactions of distributed brain areas operating in large-scale networks. This is especially important in the field of neurosurgery where intervention within a spatially localized area(More)
The insula is a complex structure involved in a wide range of functions. Tracing studies on nonhuman primates reveal a wide array of cortical connections in the frontal (orbitofrontal and prefrontal cortices, cingulate areas and supplementary motor area), parietal (primary and secondary somatosensory cortices) and temporal (temporal pole, auditory,(More)
INTRODUCTION Several neuroimaging studies have shown that visuospatial imagery is associated with a multitude of activation nodes spanning occipital, parietal, temporal and frontal brain areas. However, the anatomical connectivity profile linking these areas is not well understood. Specifically, it is unknown whether cortical areas activated during(More)