Waxholm space: an image-based reference for coordinating mouse brain research.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We describe an atlas of the C57BL/6 mouse brain based on MRI and conventional Nissl histology. Magnetic resonance microscopy was performed on a total of 14 specimens that were actively stained to enhance tissue contrast. Images were acquired with three different MR protocols yielding contrast dependent on spin lattice relaxation (T1), spin spin relaxation (T2), and magnetic susceptibility (T2*). Spatial resolution was 21.5 mum (isotropic). Conventional histology (Nissl) was performed on a limited set of these same specimens and the Nissl images were registered (3D-to-3D) to the MR data. Probabilistic atlases for 37 structures are provided, along with average atlases. The availability of three different MR protocols, the Nissl data, and the labels provides a rich set of options for registration of other atlases to the same coordinate system, thus facilitating data-sharing. All the data is available for download via the web.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Johnson, GA; Badea, A; Brandenburg, J; Cofer, G; Fubara, B; Liu, S; Nissanov, J

Published Date

  • November 1, 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 53 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 365 - 372

PubMed ID

  • 20600960

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC2930145

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1095-9572

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2010.06.067


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States