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These images show the software being used for presurgical planning on a brain tumor. The software integrated conventional anatomical MRI images with fMRI and DTI images to allow the neurosurgeons to visualize the spatial relationship between the tumor lesions and important functioning structures that may be at risk of being damaged during surgical procedures. The 3-D images (upper middle and left, lower left) can be manipulated. The three 2D panels show axial (upper right panel), sagittal (lower middle panel), and coronal (lower right panel) slices and reveal the locations of the lesion and activation areas. These slices are synchronized with those in the 3D panels. Users can navigate through orthogonal planes in all sections, allowing neurosurgeons to obtain comprehensive perspective regarding the spatial relationships among structures of concern.