Visualization of ROI Surface Rendered with Streamlines#

Here is a simple tutorial following the probabilistic CSA Tracking Example in which we generate a dataset of streamlines from a corpus callosum ROI, and then display them with the seed ROI rendered in 3D with 50% transparency.

from import default_sphere, read_stanford_labels
from dipy.direction import peaks_from_model
from dipy.reconst.shm import CsaOdfModel

    from dipy.tracking.local import LocalTracking
    from dipy.tracking.local import (
        ThresholdTissueClassifier as ThresholdStoppingCriterion,
except ImportError:
    from dipy.tracking.stopping_criterion import ThresholdStoppingCriterion
    from dipy.tracking.local_tracking import LocalTracking

from dipy.tracking import utils
from dipy.tracking.streamline import Streamlines

from fury import actor, window
from fury.colormap import line_colors

First, we need to generate some streamlines. For a more complete description of these steps, please refer to the CSA Probabilistic Tracking Tutorial.

hardi_img, gtab, labels_img = read_stanford_labels()
data = hardi_img.get_fdata()
labels = labels_img.get_fdata()
affine = hardi_img.affine

white_matter = (labels == 1) | (labels == 2)

csa_model = CsaOdfModel(gtab, sh_order=6)
csa_peaks = peaks_from_model(

classifier = ThresholdStoppingCriterion(csa_peaks.gfa, 0.25)

seed_mask = labels == 2
seeds = utils.seeds_from_mask(seed_mask, density=[1, 1, 1], affine=affine)

# Initialization of LocalTracking. The computation happens in the next step.
streamlines = LocalTracking(csa_peaks, classifier, seeds, affine, step_size=2)

# Compute streamlines and store as a list.
streamlines = Streamlines(streamlines)

We will create a streamline actor from the streamlines.

streamlines_actor = actor.line(streamlines, line_colors(streamlines))

Next, we create a surface actor from the corpus callosum seed ROI. We provide the ROI data, the affine, the color in [R,G,B], and the opacity as a decimal between zero and one. Here, we set the color as blue/green with 50% opacity.

Next, we initialize a ‘’Scene’’ object and add both actors to the rendering.

scene = window.Scene()

If you uncomment the following line, the rendering will pop up in an interactive window.

interactive = False
if interactive:

# scene.zoom(1.5)
# scene.reset_clipping_range()

window.record(scene, out_path='contour_from_roi_tutorial.png', size=(600, 600))
viz roi contour

Total running time of the script: ( 0 minutes 19.063 seconds)

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