Computational protocol: Acupuncture at KI3 in healthy volunteers induces specific cortical functional activity: an fMRI study

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[…] The initial resting-state fMRI statistics were preprocessed with Preprocessing was performed using Data Processing Assistant for Resting-State fMRI 2.3 (DPARSF. http://www.restfmri.net/forum/DPARSF) [] which is based on Statistical Parametric Mapping (SPM8, http://www.fil.ion.ucl.ac.uk/spm) and Resting-State fMRI Data Analysis Toolkit (REST. http://www.restfmri.net) [], including conversion to Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) format, removing first 10 time point, slicing timing, realignment, spatial standardization, and spatial smoothing. Realignment calculated the translation on the X, Y, and Z axes and head motion during the scanning to exclude those with 3D translation of >1.5 mm or 3D rotation >1.5°. Spatial standardization fit images to the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI) standard brain and we excluded those with low degrees of standardized fitting. Spatial smoothing was carried out with the 4 mm × 4 mm × 4 mm Gaussian kernel. After preprocessing, 30 subjects were included in statistical analyses. […]

Pipeline specifications

Software tools DPABI, SPM, REST
Application Functional magnetic resonance imaging