Image processing for the study of brain structure and function: problems and programs

J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. Spring 1992;4(2):125-33. doi: 10.1176/jnp.4.2.125.


Fundamental problems in the analysis of functional and structural imaging data include data transport, boundary identification (including manual tracing, edge detection, and tissue segmentation), volume estimation, three-dimensional reconstruction and display, surface and volume rendering, shape analysis, and image overlay. These problems require that research investigators have access to suitable methods of image analysis, implemented on a set of software programs, in order to conduct neuroimaging research. The authors describe a group of software programs designed to provide a comprehensive solution for these problems.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Brain / physiopathology
  • Brain Damage, Chronic / physiopathology*
  • Brain Mapping / instrumentation*
  • Computer Simulation
  • Diagnostic Imaging / instrumentation*
  • Humans
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted / instrumentation*
  • Neurocognitive Disorders / physiopathology*
  • Software*