Publications for Imeka Technology

On both the academic and scientific front, Imeka is forging ahead, participating in breakthrough endeavours and collaborating with the best in the field.


Dumont, M., M. Roy, P-M. Jodoin, F.C. Morency, J-C. Houde, Z. Xie, C. Bauer, T.A. Samad, K. R. A. Van Dijk, J. Goodman, M. Descoteaux, “Free water in white matter differentiates MCI and AD from control subjects”, BioRxiv, 2019.

Fang Ji, Ofer Pasternak, Siwei Liu, Yng Miin Loke, Boon Linn Choo, Saima Hilal, Xin Xu, Mohammad Kamran Ikram, Narayanaswamy Venketasubramanian, Christopher Li-Hsian Chen & Juan Zhou, Distinct white matter microstructural abnormalities and extracellular water increases relate to cognitive impairment in Alzheimer’s disease with and without cerebrovascular disease, Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy, volume 9, 63. 2017.

Pasternak,O., C-F. Westin, S. Bouix, L.J. Seidman, J. M. Goldstein, T-U. W. Woo, T. L. Petryshen, R. I. Mesholam-Gately, R. W. McCarley, R. Kikinis, M. E. Shenton, and M. Kubicki1. “Excessive Extracellular Volume Reveals a Neurodegenerative Pattern in Schizophrenia Onset”, The Journal of Neuroscience, 32(48): 17365–17372. 2012.

Pasternak, O., N. Sochen, Y. Gur, N. Intrator, Y. Assaf, “Free water elimination and mapping from diffusion MRI.” Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 62, 717–730. 2009.

Diffusion MRI

Chamberland, M., K. Whittinstall, D. Fortin, M. Dumont, and M. Descoteaux. “Real-time multi-peak tractography for instantaneous connectivity display.” Frontiers in Neuroinformatics, Methods article, 8 (59): 1-15, 2014.

Garyfallidis, E., M. Brett, B. Amirbekian, A. Rokem, S. Van Der Walt, M. Descoteaux, and I. Nimmo-Smith. “Dipy, a library for the analysis of diffusion MRI data.” Frontiers in Neuroinformatics, 1-18, 2014.

Girard, G., K. Whittingstall, R. Deriche, and M. Descoteaux. “Towards quantitative connectivity analysis: reducing tractography biases.” NeuroImage, 2014.

Pasternak,O., C-F. Westin, S. Bouix, L.J. Seidman, J. M. Goldstein, T-U. W. Woo, T. L. Petryshen, R. I. Mesholam-Gately, R. W. McCarley, R. Kikinis, M. E. Shenton, and M. Kubicki1. “Excessive Extracellular Volume Reveals a Neurodegenerative Pattern in Schizophrenia Onset”, The Journal of Neuroscience, 32(48): 17365–17372. 2012.

Pasternak, O., N. Sochen, Y. Gur, N. Intrator, Y. Assaf, “Free water elimination and mapping from diffusion MRI.” Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 62, 717–730. 2009.

Descoteaux, M., R. Deriche, T. Knosche, and A. Anwander. “Deterministic and probabilistic tractography based on complex fibre orientation distributions.” IEEE transactions on medical imaging, 28, 269-286, 2009.

Cohen-Adad, J., M. Descoteaux, S. Rossignol, R. Hoge, R. Deriche, and H. Benali. “Detection of multiple pathways in the spinal cord using q-ball imaging.” NeuroImage, 42 (2): 739-749, 2008.

Whittingstall, K., M. Bernier, J-C. Houde, D. Fortin, and M. Descoteaux. “Structural network underlying visuospatial imagery in humans.” Cortex, 2014.

Vigneau-Roy, N., M. Bernier, M. Descoteaux, and K. Whittingstall. “Regional variations in vascular density correlate with resting-state and task-evoked BOLD signal amplitude.” Human Brain Mapping, 2014.

Publications using Imeka software and services

Brandao, P., C. Jovem, J. Brasil-Neto, C. Tomaz, M. Descoteaux, and N. Allem. “Congenital mirror movements: lack of decussation of pyramids.” Brain, 1-4, 2014.

Fortin, D., C. Aubin-Lemay, A. Boré, G. Girard, J-C. Houde, K. Whittingstall, and M. Descoteaux. “Tractography in the study of the human brain : a neurosurgical perspective.” Canadian Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences (CJNS), 39 (6): 747-756, 2012.

Delmaire, C., M. Vidailhet, D. Wassermann, M. Descoteaux, R. Valabregue, F. Bourdin, C. Lenglet, S. Sangla, A. Terrier, R. Deriche, and S. Lehéricy. “Diffusion Abnormalities in the Primary Sensorimotor Pathways in Writer’s Cramp.” Archives of Neurology, 66 (4): 502-508, 2009.

Publications from collaborators and Sherbrooke Connectivity Imaging Lab (SCIL)

A. Papadopoulou, L. Gaetano, A. Pfister, A. Altermatt, C. Tsagkas, F. Morency, A. U. Brandt, M. Hardmeier, M. M. Chakravarty, M. Descoteaux, L. Kappos, T. Sprenger, and S. Magon. “Damage of the lateral geniculate nucleus in MS.” Neurology, 2019.

M. Fortier, C.-a. Castellano, E. Croteau, F. Langlois, C. Bocti, V. St-pierre, C. Vandenberghe, M. Bernier, M. Roy, K. Whittingstall, M. Lepage, E. Turcotte, T. Fulop, and S. Cunnane. “A ketogenic drink improves brain energy and some measures of cognition in MCI. Alzheimer’s & Dementia”, in press , 2019

K. G. Schilling, A. Daducci, K. Maier-Hein, C. Poupon, J.-C. Houde, V. Nath, A. W. Anderson, B. A. Landman, and M. Descoteaux. “Challenges in diffusion MRI tractography – Lessons learned from international benchmark competitions.” Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 57 , 2019.

M. Boukadi, K. Marcotte, C. Bedetti, J.-C. Houde, A. Desautels, S. Deslauriers-Gauthier, M. Chapleau, A. Bore, M. Descoteaux, and S. M. Brambati. Test-Retest Reliability of Diffusion Measures Extracted Along White Matter Language Fiber Bundles Using HARDI-Based Tractography. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 12 (January) , 2019.

E. Sanchez, H. El-Khatib, C. Arbour, C. Bedetti, H. Blais, K. Marcotte, A.-A. Baril, M. Descoteaux, D. Gilbert, J. Carrier, and N. Gosselin. “Brain white matter damage and its association with neuronal synchrony during sleep.” Brain, Mar 1;142(3):674-687. 2019.

F. Rheault, E. St-Onge, J. Sidhu, K. Maier-Hein, N. Tzourio-Mazoyer, L. Petit, and M. Descoteaux. “Bundle-specific tractography with incorporated anatomical and orientational priors.” NeuroImage,  Feb 1;186:382-398. 2019.

K. G. Schilling, V. Nath, C. Hansen, P. Parvathaneni, J. Blaber, Y. Gao, P. Neher, D. B. Aydogan, Y. Shi, M. Ocampo-Pineda, S. Schiavi, A. Daducci, G. Girard, M. Barakovic, J. Rafael-Patino, D. Romascano, G. Rensonnet, M. Pizzolato, A. Bates, E. Fischi, J. P. Thiran, E. J. Canales-Rodriguez, C. Huang, H. Zhu, L. Zhong, R. Cabeen, A. W. Toga, F. Rheault, G. Theaud, J. C. Houde, J. Sidhu, M. Chamberland, C. F. Westin, T. B. Dyrby, R. Verma, Y. Rathi, M. O. Irfanoglu, C. Thomas, C. Pierpaoli, M. Descoteaux, A. W. Anderson, and B. A. Landman. “Limits to anatomical accuracy of diffusion tractography using modern approaches.” NeuroImage, Jan 15;185:1-11.  2019.

E. Najdenovska, Y. Aleman-Gomez, G. Battistella, M. Descoteaux, P. Hagmann, S. Jacquemont, P. Maeder, J.-P. Thiran, E. Fornari, and M. B. Cuadra. “Data Descriptor: In-vivo probabilistic atlas of human thalamic nuclei based on diffusion- weighted magnetic resonance imaging.” Scientific Data, 5 (October) , 2018.

F. Rheault, M. Roy, S. Cunnane, and M. Descoteaux. “Bundle-specific fornix reconstruction for dual-tracer PET-tractometry”. bioRxiv, 2018

J. Lefebvre, P. Delafontaine-Martel, P. Pouliot, H. Girouard, and M. Descoteaux. “Fully automated dual-resolution serial optical coherence tomography aimed at diffusion MRI validation in whole mouse brains.” Neurophotonics, 5 (04) , 2018.

S. Obaid, A. Tucholka, J. Ghaziri, P. M. Jodoin, F. Morency, M. Descoteaux, A. Bouthillier, and D. K. Nguyen. “Cortical thickness analysis in operculo-insular epilepsy.” NeuroImage: Clinical, 19 (May) , 2018.

J. Ghaziri, A. Tucholka, G. Girard, O. Boucher, J. C. Houde, M. Descoteaux, S. Obaid, G. Gilbert, I. Rouleau, and D. K. Nguyen. “Subcortical structural connectivity of insular subregions.” Scientific Reports, 8 (1) , 2018.

A. Hanganu, J.-C. Houde, V. S. Fonov, C. Degroot, B. Mejia-Constain, A.-L. Lafontaine, V. Soland, S. Chouinard, L. D. Collins, M. Descoteaux, and O. Monchi. “White matter degeneration profile in the cognitive cortico-subcortical tracts in Parkinson’s disease.” Movement Disorders, 03307 (7) , 2018.

Z. Zhang, M. Descoteaux, J. Zhang, G. Girard, M. Chamberland, D. Dunson, A. Srivastava, and H. Zhu. “Mapping population-based structural connectomes.” NeuroImage, 172 (December) , 2018.

J. Constanzo, M. Dumont, R. Lebel, L. Tremblay, K. Whittingstall, L. Masson-Côté, S. Geha, P. Sarret, M. Lepage, B. Paquette, and M. Descoteaux. “Diffusion MRI monitoring of specific structures in the irradiated rat brain.” Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 80 (4) , 2018.

P. Tremblay, M. Perron, I. Deschamps, D. Kennedy-Higgins, J.-C. Houde, A. S. Dick, and M. Descoteaux. “The role of the arcuate and middle longitudinal fasciculi in speech perception in noise in adulthood.” Human Brain Mapping, 2018.

A. Bizeau, G. Gilbert, M. Bernier, M. T. Huynh, C. Bocti, M. Descoteaux, and K. Whittingstall. “Stimulus-evoked changes in cerebral vessel diameter: A study in healthy humans.” Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism, 38 (3) , 2018.

E. Garyfallidis, M.-A. Côté, F. Rheault, J. Sidhu, J. Hau, L. Petit, D. Fortin, S. Cunanne, and M. Descoteaux. “Recognition of white matter bundles using local and global streamline-based registration and clustering.” NeuroImage, Apr 15;170:283-295. 2018.

E. St-Onge, A. Daducci, G. Girard, and M. Descoteaux. “Surface-enhanced tractography (SET).” NeuroImage, Apr 1;169:524-539. 2018.

B. Jeurissen, M. Descoteaux, S. Mori, and A. Leemans. “Diffusion MRI fiber tractography of the brain.” NMR in Biomedicine, 25 September 2017.

M. Chamberland, G. Girard, M. Bernier, D. Fortin, M. Descoteaux, and K. Whittingstall. “On the origin of individual functional connectivity variability: The role of white matter architecture.” Brain Connectivity, Oct;7(8):491-503. 2017.

G. Girard, A. Daducci, L. Petit, J.-P. Thiran, K. Whittingstall, R. Deriche, D. Wassermann, and M. Descoteaux. “AxTract: Toward microstructure informed tractography.” Human Brain Mapping, in press , 2017.

F. Rheault, J.-C. Houde, and M. Descoteaux. “Visualization, Interaction and Tractometry: Dealing with Millions of Streamlines from Diffusion MRI Tractography.” Frontiers in Neuroinformatics, 11 , 26 June. 2017.

V. E. Rozanski, N. M. d. Silva, S.-A. Ahmadi, J. Mehrkens, J. d. S. Cunha, J.-C. Houde, C. Vollmar, K. Bötzel, and M. Descoteaux. “The role of the pallidothalamic fibre tracts in deep brain stimulation for dystonia: A diffusion MRI tractography study.” Human Brain Mapping, 38 (3) , 2017.

M. Cousineau, P. M. Jodoin, F. C. Morency, V. Rozanski, M. Grand’Maison, B. J. Bedell, and M. Descoteaux. “A test-retest study on Parkinson’s PPMI dataset yields statistically significant white matter fascicles.” NeuroImage: Clinical, 16 (July) , . 2017.

R. Butler, G. Gilbert, M. Descoteaux, P.-M. Bernier, and K. Whittingstall. “Application of polymer sensitive MRI sequence to localization of EEG electrodes.” Journal of Neuroscience Methods, . 2016.