8.5.4. Regions Extraction of Default Mode Networks using Smith AtlasΒΆ

This simple example shows how to extract regions from Smith atlas resting state networks.

In particular, we show how Default Mode Network regions are extracted using nilearn.regions.RegionExtractor from regions module

Fetching the smith ICA 10 RSN by importing datasets utilities

from nilearn import datasets

smith_atlas = datasets.fetch_atlas_smith_2009()
atlas_networks = smith_atlas.rsn10

Import region extractor to extract atlas networks

from nilearn.regions import RegionExtractor

# min_region_size in voxel volume mm^3
extraction = RegionExtractor(atlas_networks, min_region_size=800,
                             threshold=98, thresholding_strategy='percentile')

# Just call fit() to execute region extraction procedure
regions_img = extraction.regions_img_

Visualization Show region extraction results by importing image & plotting utilities

from nilearn import plotting
from nilearn.image import index_img
from nilearn.plotting import find_xyz_cut_coords

# Showing region extraction results using 4D maps visualization tool
plotting.plot_prob_atlas(regions_img, display_mode='z', cut_coords=1,
                         view_type='contours', title="Regions extracted.")

# To reduce the complexity, we choose to display all the regions
# extracted from network 3
import numpy as np

DMN_network = index_img(atlas_networks, 3)
plotting.plot_stat_map(DMN_network, display_mode='z', cut_coords=1,
                       title='Network 3', colorbar=False)

regions_indices_network3 = np.where(np.array(extraction.index_) == 3)
for index in regions_indices_network3[0]:
    cur_img = index_img(extraction.regions_img_, index)
    coords = find_xyz_cut_coords(cur_img)
    plotting.plot_stat_map(cur_img, display_mode='z', cut_coords=coords[2:3],
                           title="Blob of network3", colorbar=False)

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