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Brainlab

1. Description of the platform/product

  • name and version of the software Brainlab FiberTracking 1.1.0
  • free? no
  • commercial? yes, https://www.brainlab.com/en/surgery-products/overview-neurosurgery-products/fibertracking-and-functional-planning/
  • open source? no
  • what DICOM library do you use? - Merge DICOM Toolkit

  • Description of the relevant features of the platform:

    • Only Single Track Set DICOM instances are created by the software.
    • Measurements stored per Track:
      Fractional Anisotropy measurement values are stored for each track point for each track.

    • Statistics stored per Track:
      The Minimum, Maximum and Mean Fractional Anisotropy Value is stored as additional statistical information for each track.
      The length of each Track is stored as additional statistical information

    • Statistics stored per Track Set:
      The Minimum, Maximum and Mean Fractional Anisotropy Value is stored as additional statistical information for the whole Track Set.
      The Minimum, Maximum and Mean Track length is stored as additional statistical information for the whole Track Set.

    • Diffusion Model, Method of Acquisition, Algorithm identification and Anatomical information is contained in each DICOM TR instance created by the software.

2. Read task -- result of rendering for each dataset

Dataset Brainlab 3D Slicer MITK Prism
1
2 N/A
3 N/A

3. Write tasks

  • Link to download TR objects

    Notes:

  • Multiple Track Sets:

    Brainlab FiberTracking 1.1.0 does not support storage of multiple TrackSets inside one DICOM TR instance.

  • Track Set created based on Test Dataset #1:

    • 1 Track Set
    • 503 Tracks
    • Single Colored (turquoise, but shown direction-colored in screenshot)
    • Detailed Track Set Description can be found in
      • TrackSet Label (0066,0106)
      • TrackSet Description (0066,0107) (and NOT in Series Description (0008,103e))
    • Additional Measurements
      • Per Track Point
        • Fractional Anisotropy Value for each Track Point for each Track (stored inside Measurements Sequence (0066,0121))
    • Additional Statistics
      • Statistics per Track
        • Four Statistical attributes for each Track (stored inside Track Statistic Sequence (0066,0130))
          • Minimum, Maximum and Mean Fractional Anisotropy values
          • Path length (i.e. length of a Track, no units, but is millimeter)
      • Statistics per Track Set
        • Six Statistical attributes for the whole Track Set (stored inside Track Set Statistics Sequence (0066,0124))
          • Minimum, Maximum and Mean Fractional Anisotropy values
          • Minimum, Maximum and Mean Track lengths (no units, but is millimeter)
  • No Track Set created based on Test Dataset #2:

    Brainlab FiberTracking Software does not support Track Set creation for Test DataSet 2.

  • Track Set created based on Test Dataset #3:

    • 1 Track Set
    • 8 Tracks
    • Single Colored (magenta, but shown direction-colored in screenshot)
    • Detailed Track Set Description can be found in
      • TrackSet Label (0066,0106)
      • TrackSet Description (0066,0107) (and NOT in Series Description (0008,103e))
    • Additional Measurements
      • Per Track Point
        • Fractional Anisotropy Value for each Track Point for each Track (stored inside Measurements Sequence (0066,0121))
    • Additional Statistics
      • Statistics per Track
        • Four Statistical attributes for each Track (stored inside Track Statistic Sequence (0066,0130))
          • Minimum, Maximum and Mean Fractional Anisotropy values
          • Path length (i.e. length of a Track, no units, but is millimeter)
      • Statistics per Track Set
        • Six Statistical attributes for the whole Track Set (stored inside Track Set Statistics Sequence (0066,0124))
          • Minimum, Maximum and Mean Fractional Anisotropy values
          • Minimum, Maximum and Mean Track lengths (no units, but is millimeter)

Results of validation using dciodvfy

Pending