Volumetric neuroimage analysis extensions for the MIPAV software package

Pierre-Louis Bazin, Jennifer L. Cuzzocreo, Michael A. Yassa, William Gandler, Matthew J. McAuliffe, Susan S. Bassett, Dzung Pham

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We describe a new collection of publicly available software tools for performing quantitative neuroimage analysis. The tools perform semi-automatic brain extraction, tissue classification, Talairach alignment, and atlas-based measurements within a user-friendly graphical environment. They are implemented as plug-ins for MIPAV, a freely available medical image processing software package from the National Institutes of Health. Because the plug-ins and MIPAV are implemented in Java, both can be utilized on nearly any operating system platform. In addition to the software plug-ins, we have also released a digital version of the Talairach atlas that can be used to perform regional volumetric analyses. Several studies are conducted applying the new tools to simulated and real neuroimaging data sets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-121
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Neuroscience Methods
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 15 2007


  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Segmentation
  • Talairach atlas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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