Axonal transport analysis using Multitemporal Association Tracking

Mark R. Winter, Cheng Fang, Gary Banker, Badrinath Roysam, Andrew R. Cohen

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Multitemporal Association Tracking (MAT) is a new graph-based method for multitarget tracking in biological applications that reduces the error rate and implementation complexity compared to approaches based on bipartite matching. The data association problem is solved over a window of future detection data using a graph-based cost function that approximates the Bayesian a posteriori association probability. MAT has been applied to hundreds of image sequences, tracking organelle and vesicles to quantify the deficiencies in axonal transport that can accompany neurodegenerative disorders such as Huntington's Disease and Multiple Sclerosis and to quantify changes in transport in response to therapeutic interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number45950
Pages (from-to)35-48
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Computational Biology and Drug Design
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2012


  • axonal organelle transport
  • bioimage informatics
  • bipartite matching
  • multi-target tracking
  • multitemporal association tracking
  • organelle tracking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Drug Discovery
  • Computer Science Applications


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