Accurate delineation of brain tissue on MRI scan is important step in many image processing pipelines. We have created a method “BEaST: Brain extraction based on nonlocal segmentation technique”, that utilizes library of manually delineated scans for accurate and automatic brain extraction.


  1. Eskildsen SF, Coupe P, Fonov V, Manjon JV, Leung KK, Guizard N, Wassef SN, Ostergaard LR, Collins DL; Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. BEaST: brain extraction based on nonlocal segmentation technique. Neuroimage. 2012 Feb 1;59(3):2362-73.  DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2011.09.012


BEaST method is included in the minc-toolkit, available in Software section.