Tract profile for Segment of Tract

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Paula Johnson

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Jan 3, 2023, 11:32:48 PMJan 3
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Hi Prof. Yeh,
We are interested in the qa values for just a segment of a tract. We will compare this segment across two groups (about 20 in each). I sliced the same tract on a single subject in different ways to understand how the profiles changes.  In the attached images there are 4 versions of the same tract for the same subject- red is the whole tract, yellow is sliced so that the bottom is removed, green is sliced so that the top is removed, and purple is the with both the top and bottom removed so that only the area of interest remains. The 4 colors on the profile graph correspond to the image.

1) Can you help me understand why when the top of the tract is removed the profile is jagged (green and purple lines)?
2) Is it better to use a subset of the whole tract profile, say 30 of the 100 values; or can I use the 100 values for the defined segment? (This assuming that I'm going about the solution correctly--am I going at it correctly or did I misunderstand what the profile is?)

Thank you.
Paula

 qsdr.CPT-FL.image.jpgProfile- CPT_Frontal_L comparisons.jpg

Fang-Cheng Yeh

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Jan 5, 2023, 9:15:01 AMJan 5
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1) Can you help me understand why when the top of the tract is removed the profile is jagged (green and purple lines)?

The smoothness depends on the length if along tract profile is used.


2) Is it better to use a subset of the whole tract profile, say 30 of the 100 values; or can I use the 100 values for the defined segment? (This assuming that I'm going about the solution correctly--am I going at it correctly or did I misunderstand what the profile is?)

I would suggest using QSDR to construct data to the same standard space.

Then the profile should use the z direction.
Best
Frank



Thank you.
Paula

 qsdr.CPT-FL.image.jpgProfile- CPT_Frontal_L comparisons.jpg

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