Central sulcus development in early childhood

Niharika Gajawelli, Sean Deoni, Holly Dirks, Douglas Dean, Jonathan O'Muircheartaigh, Yalin Wang, Marvin D. Nelson, Olivier Coulon, Natasha Lepore

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Abstract

Mapping out the development of the brain in early childhood is a critical part of understanding neurological disorders. The brain grows rapidly in early life, reaching 95% of the final volume by age 6. A normative atlas containing structural parameters that indicate development would be a powerful tool in understanding the progression of neurological diseases. Although some studies have begun exploring cortical development in pediatric imaging, sulci have not been examined extensively. Here, we study the changes in the Central Sulcus (CS), which is one of the earliest sulci to develop from the fetal stage, at early developmental age 1-3 years old using high resolution magnetic resonance images. Parameterization of the central sulcus was performed and results show us that the CS change corresponds to the development of the mouth and tongue regions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Subtitle of host publicationSmarter Technology for a Healthier World, EMBC 2017 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages161-164
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509028092
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 13 2017
Event39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2017 - Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Jul 11 2017Jul 15 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Other

Other39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2017
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju Island
Period7/11/177/15/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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    Gajawelli, N., Deoni, S., Dirks, H., Dean, D., O'Muircheartaigh, J., Wang, Y., Nelson, M. D., Coulon, O., & Lepore, N. (2017). Central sulcus development in early childhood. In 2017 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Smarter Technology for a Healthier World, EMBC 2017 - Proceedings (pp. 161-164). [8036787] (Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2017.8036787