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.
- 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.