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NAPR / Neuroanatomical Age Prediction using R

Accesses age prediction models created by using machine learning based analysis of neuroimaging data. NAPR system allows external users to predict the age of individual subjects using their own MRI data. The approach will allow for rigorous evaluation and comparison of age prediction methods and ultimately lead to age prediction models that are accurate enough to be utilized for clinical applications. It provides a system for out-of-sample model testing, which is the most rigorous model evaluation technique available.


Calculates the fractal dimensionality of a 3D structure. calcFD is designed to work with intermediate files from FreeSurfer analysis pipeline, but can also use other volumes. The toolbox includes options to use different masking files and is implemented to use either the box-counting or dilation algorithms and to use either the filled volume or just the surface of the structure. The toolbox can easily be run on all of the participants in a FreeSurfer subject folder, or just on specified subject folders. The Matlab toolbox also includes several functions designed to improve functionality, such as the automatic ‘cropping’ of the volume space to the smallest bounding box necessary to contain the volume, improving computation time drastically. Example files are also provided to aid in using the toolbox for the user‘s needs.

VPV / Volume Phenotype Viewer

Enables rapid identification of phenotypically abnormal structures. Data are easily loaded by drag and drop, with support for most commonly used file formats. On loading the registration results, embryos may be overlaid with the t-statistic heatmaps to reveal regions of dysmorphology. We have adopted a hot red/blue colour scheme to be consistent with previously reported results. The heatmap data can be filtered by t statistic value to emphasize regions of different statistical significances. Vector field data can also be loaded into VPV and filtered by magnitude to identify where the most significant deformations have taken place during registration.

BET / Brain Extraction Tool

Deletes non-brain tissue from an image of the whole head. BET can also estimate the inner and outer skull surfaces, and outer scalp surface, if T1 and T2 input images are of good quality. It is very robust and accurate and has been tested on thousands of data sets from a wide variety of scanners and taken with a wide variety of magnetic resonance sequences. BET uses a deformable model that evolves to fit the brain's surface by the application of a set of locally adaptive model forces. The method is very fast and requires no preregistration or other pre-processing before being applied. BET takes about 5-20 sec to run on a modern desktop computer and is freely available, as a standalone program that can be run from the command line or from a simple GUI, as part of FSL (FMRIB Software Library).


A plugin for bone image analysis in ImageJ. BoneJ provides free, open source tools for trabecular geometry and whole bone shape analysis. It calculates several trabecular, cross-sectional and particulate parameters in a convenient format. Java technology allows BoneJ to run on commodity computers, independent of scanner devices, fully utilising hardware resources. ImageJ’s plugin infrastructure provides a flexible working environment that can be tailored to diverse experimental setups. BoneJ is a working program and a starting point for further development, which will be directed by users’ requests and the emergence of new techniques.

Mango / Multi-image Analysis GUI

Automates regional behavioral analysis of human brain images. Mango provides analysis tools and a user interface to navigate image volumes. The tool is ease to use, multi-platform Java application and extensive region of interest tools. It has the ability to add and update software as a plugin module and offers full access to a suite of image viewing and processing features. The software is able to rapidly determine regionally specific behaviors for researchers’ brain studies.

Amira 3D Software for Life Sciences

Allows users to visualize, manipulate, and understand data from imaging modalities such as computed tomography, microscopy or Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Amira 3D Software for Life Sciences provides features to import and process 2D and 3D images data, visualization techniques and tools for visual analysis. Users can also create and share presentations. The base product can be customized by adding functional extensions to fit special needs in different application areas.