The goal of this project was to create a normative database of anatomical and behavioral data from young children from 0 to 18 years of age. In this project, the BIC played the role of the data coordinating center. Six Pediatric Study Centers in the United States were responsible to acquiring data. We were in charge of data reception, quality control, databasing and image processing.

The IPL group was responsible for quality control and the development of image processing tools that can be applied to pediatric MRI data. Within our lab, Berengere Aubert-Broche, Vladimir Fonov, Larry Baer and Matthew Kitching have worked on the project.

The project is described in more detail at http://pediatricmri.nih.gov/nihpd/info/index.html

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