A proposed alternative to the Talairach localization system

Tamas Sandor, Vladimir I. Valtchinov, Marilyn Albert, Ferenc A. Jolesz

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It was shown quantitatively that different head shapes can affect the location of selected anatomic structures of the brain in the Talairach proportional system. Using the MR scans of 20 subjects the variability of localization accuracy across the image plane was assessed. A new proportional system using polar coordinates is proposed that eliminates those shortcomings of the Talairach atlas which are associated with the variance of brain shape across patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)532-540
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventMedical Imaging 1997: Image Processing - Newport Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 25 1997Feb 25 1997


  • Anatomic reference systems
  • Brain
  • MR brain scans
  • Proportional reference systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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