MBAT workspace interaction. Collected image data is first aligned with reference atlases and then overlaid or juxtaposed to identify the anatomic structures of regions of interest. Next, the researcher initiates a search for the anatomic structures or locations. In the Search Workspace, the online data sources and search criteria can be refined. The researcher can preview the results and select several for comparison. Returning back to the Comparison Viewer Workspace, the selected online images can be automatically pulled in and compared with the existing collected data and reference atlases. As new hypotheses are sparked by correlating data from multiple resources, this gathering, aligning, and correlating process can be repeated.
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