BrainSuite is a collection of image analysis tools designed to process magnetic resonance images (MRI) of the human head. BrainSuite provides an automatic sequence to extract cortical surface mesh models from the MRI, tools to register these to a labeled atlas to define anatomical regions of interest, and tools for processing diffusion imaging data. BrainSuite also contains visualization tools for exploring these data, and can produce interactive maps of regional connectivity.
BrainSuite is collaboratively developed between David Shattuck at the Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center at UCLA and Richard Leahy in the Biomedical Imaging Group at USC. Other contributors to the development of the methods embodied in this software include: Anand A. Joshi, Chitresh Bhushan, Justin P. Haldar, Belma Dogdas, Stephanie Sandor-Leahy, Bijan Timsari, and Paul M. Thompson.
BrainSuite features include:
- Automated cortical surface extraction from T1-weighted MRI. Tools include brain surface extraction, bias field correction, voxel classification, cerebrum labeling, and surface generation
- Automated surface/volume registration software
- Tools for correction of B0 effects in diffusion data and coregistration to structural MRI
- Tools for processing of diffusion data including ODF and tensor fitting and tractography
- Sophisticated tools for visualizing and exploring MRI data, diffusion data, tractography, and connectivity
The currently released version of the software (BrainSuite) includes graphical user interface versions for Mac OSX and Windows and command line versions for Mac OSX, Windows and Linux. More details can be found on following links: