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Comput Methods Programs Biomed. 2010 Mar;97(3):264-79. doi: 10.1016/j.cmpb.2009.09.007. Epub 2009 Oct 21.

Saturn: a software application of tensor utilities for research in neuroimaging.

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Laboratory of Image Processing, University of Valladolid, 47011 Valladolid, Spain.


We present an advanced software tool designed for visualization and quantitative analysis of Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) called Saturn. The software is specially developed to help clinicians and researchers in neuroimaging, and includes a complete set of visualization capabilities to browse and analyze efficiently DTI data, making this application a powerful tool also for diagnosis purposes. The software includes a robust quantification method for DTI data, using an atlas-based method to automatically obtain equivalent anatomical fiber bundles and regions of interest among different DTI data sets. Consequently, a set of measurements is also implemented to perform robust group studies among subjects affected by neurological disorders and control groups in order to look for significant differences. Finally, a comparison study with five similar DTI applications is presented, showing the advantages offered by this tool.

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