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This paper presents a connectivity-based parcellation of the human post-central gyrus, at the level of the group of subjects. The dimension of the clustering problem is reduced using a set of cortical regions of interest determined at the inter-subject level using a surface-based coordinate system, and representing the regions with a strong connection to(More)
  • Pere Roca, Miguel Cervera, Giuseppe Gariup, Luca Pela, P Roca, M Cervera +3 others
  • 2010
A review of methods applicable to the study of masonry historical construction, encompassing both classical and advanced ones, is presented. Firstly, the paper offers a discussion on the main challenges posed by historical structures and the desirable conditions that approaches oriented to the modeling and analysis of this type of structures should(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the accuracy of functional MRI (fMRI) at 3T, as currently used in the preoperative mapping of language areas, compared with direct cortical stimulation (DCS) during awake surgery, in patients with supratentorial gliomas; and to identify clinical, histopathologic,and radiologic factors associated with fMRI/DCS discrepancies. METHODS(More)
PURPOSE Type 2 focal cortical dysplasia (FCD2) is one of the main causes of refractory partial epilepsy, but often remains overlooked by MRI. This study aimed to elucidate whether 3T MRI offers better detection and characterization of FCD2 than 1.5T, using similar coils and acquisition time. METHODS Two independent readers reviewed the 1.5T and 3T MR(More)
SUMMARY We performed non-contrast-enhanced 3D fast spin-echo T1 imaging with variable flip angles (CUBE T1) at 3T in 11 patients with CAD. CUBE T1 allowed easy diagnosis of CAD, owing to its comprehensive neck coverage, high spatial resolution enabling multiplanar reformations, fat saturation, and BB effect, the latter also allowing lumen patency to be(More)
Determining cortical functional areas is an important goal for neurosciences and clinical neurosurgery. This paper presents a method for connectivity-based parcellation of the entire human cortical surface, exploiting the idea that each cortex region has a specific connection profile. The connectivity matrix of the cortex is computed using analytical(More)
Huntington disease (HD) is associated with early and severe damage to the basal ganglia and particularly the striatum. We investigated cortico-striatal connectivity modifications occurring in HD patients using a novel approach which focuses on the projection of the connectivity profile of the basal ganglia onto the cortex. This approach consists in(More)
OBJECTIVES Apathy is a debilitating symptom in cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL), the pathophysiology of which remains poorly understood. The aim of this study was to evaluate the neuroanatomic correlates of apathy, using new MRI postprocessing methods based on the identification of cortical(More)
Sex hormone signalling is key in the understanding of adipose tissue metabolism during pregnancy. Sex hormones play an important role in adipose tissue metabolism by activating specific receptors that alter several steps of lipolysis and lipogenesis. We analyze steroid receptor mRNA levels in different rat adipose depots and mammary fat pad, as well as the(More)
The deep brain nuclei play an important role in many brain functions and particularly motor control. Damage to these structures result in movement disorders such as in Parkinson's disease or Huntington's disease, or behavioural disorders such as Tourette syndrome. In this paper, we propose to study the connectivity profile of the deep nuclei to the motor,(More)