BrainSuite was written by Dr. David W. Shattuck and is produced and distributed as a collaborative project between the Laboratory of Neuro Imaging at the University of California Los Angeles (Director: Dr. Arthur W. Toga) and the Biomedical Imaging Research Group at the University of Southern California (Director: Dr. Richard M. Leahy).
Visit Richard Leahy's "Biomedical Imaging Research Group"
The work is supported by grants from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (R01 EB002010, PI: R.M. Leahy) and from the National Center for Research Resources (P41 RR013642, PI: A.W. Toga).
Contributors to the development of the methods embodied in this software include: David Shattuck, Anand Joshi, Belma Dogdas, Stephanie Sandor-Leahy, Bijan Timsari, Paul Thompson and Richard M. Leahy.
- Cortical surface extraction, using a multi-stage user friendly approach. Tools include brain surface extraction, bias field correction, voxel classification, cerebrum labeling, and surface generation
- Sophisticated visualization tools, including MRI visualization in 3 orthogonal views, and surface visualization of cortex, skull, and scalp models
- Easy-to-use tools for voxel-based delineation of anatomical structures or regions of interest
- Semi-automatic tools for curve-based delineation of cortical landmarks
- Skull and scalp surface extraction
Run the installer, which will prompt you for the location in which to install BrainSuite. Typically, this will be C:Program FilesBrainSuite2.
The installer will also place shortcuts on your desktop to BrainSuite. Use the shortcut to launch BrainSuite.
BrainSuite works with Analyze 7.5 image files. Experimental readers for a few other formats are included with BrainSuite, but the user should check the imported results carefully. The tutorial assumes that data is stored in Analyze image format.
Surface data are stored as a list of vertices and their neighbors. We have included a utility as part of the distribution that will allow you to convert these to a Matlab-readable format. Surface data are also compatible with the BrainStorm software for analysis of EEG and MEG data.
BrainSuite replaces the earlier version of this software distributed as BSE (brain surface extraction software) and BrainSuite which we are no longer distributing.
Please submit your questions about BrainSuite to the forum.
Consult the software documentation for more detailed information not covered on this page.