Labelling brain and intracranial volume on magnetic resonance images of the brain
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Brain extraction using label propagation and group agreement.

Pincram takes as input

  • a target image -- T1-weighted 3D magnetic resonance (MR) volume of the human brain in NIfTI format

  • an atlas database consisting of reference MR images and corresponding binary segmentations (total brain volume masks and intracranial volume masks).

It produces

  • a total brain volume mask (parenchyma plus internal cerebrospinal fluid)

  • an intracranial volume mask that fully contains the former

  • a probabilistic segmentation of the total brain

corresponding to the target image.

Pincram works with GNU parallel or PBS to parallelize the atlas-target registrations.


See also


Add pincram directory to PATH. Copy common-template to common and adapt to system. Call for usage.

If you use this software for your research

Please cite: Heckemann RA, Ledig C, Gray KR, Aljabar P, Rueckert D, Hajnal JV, Hammers A. Brain Extraction Using Label Propagation and Group Agreement: Pincram. PLOS ONE. 2015 Jul 10;10(7):e0129211.