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The intensive course covers both the theory and practice of functional and structural brain image analysis. Background concepts and the practicalities of analyses are taught in detailed lectures; these are interleaved with hands-on practical sessions where attendees learn how to carry out analysis for themselves on real data, with one computer provided for every two attendees. After completing the course, attendees should be able to analyse their own FMRI and MRI data sets.
The course is aimed at both new and existing users of these packages and will cover both basic and advanced features. The methods covered include
- Functional MRI:
- GLM analysis, including Bayesian multi-subject statistics (FSL - FEAT)
- ICA Model-free analysis, RSNs, functional connectivity (FSL - MELODIC & dual-regression)
- Structural MRI:
- Image registration and unwarping (FSL - FLIRT/FNIRT/FUGUE & FreeSurfer - BBR)
- Brain extraction and tissue-type segmentation (FSL - BET/FAST)
- Structural spatial statistical analysis e.g. atrophy (FSL - SIENA/FSL-VBM)
- Automatic subcortical segmentation / alignment (FreeSurfer - ASEG & FSL - FIRST)
- Diffusion MRI:
- Probabilistic diffusion modelling and tractography, including crossing-fibres (FSL - FDT)
- Voxelwise multi-subject analysis (FSL - TBSS)
- Cortical modelling and its applications (FreeSurfer):
- Cortical flattening for improved FMRI analysis, including inter-subject averaging
- Cortical labelling
- Group studies of cortical morphometry; thickness, folding, surface area, volume
The registration fee does not include accommodation (see below), or lunches; there are plenty of local restaurants and cafés where course attendeees will be able to get lunch.
We are only able to take payment by credit card. To register and pay, visit the on-line registration page. Please note that your registration is not complete until you have finalised the payment (going to the shopping basket and then to checkout and payment).
You will need to organise your own accommodation for the course.
A special rate at the Rydges Hotel has been arranged at NZ$119 per room per night for the week (normally NZ$142). Book online or use the code R-UOX130512 for email/phone bookings. Alternatively, there are many other hotels in central Auckland.
If you would like to try to arrange to share accommodation with another attendee, you can enter your contact information on our publicly-viewable wiki page.
For flights, ISMRM attendees should be able to have either Auckland or Melbourne as a stopover in a single return trip.
People with no background in FMRI experimentation and analysis would probably benefit from reading Chapters 1,9-16 from Functional MRI: An Introduction to Methods (or order at Amazon UK / USA).
FMRIB, Oxford: Jesper Andersson, Mark Jenkinson, Saad Jbabdi, Karla Miller, Steve Smith
Donders Institute, Nijmegen: Christian Beckmann
MGH, Boston: Lilla Zollei, Allison Stevens, Nick Schmansky
Tutors (in addition to the Speakers)
FMRIB, Oxford: Duncan Mortimer, Emma Robinson
|Intro to Imaging, Overview of FSL, Brain-extraction (BET)|
|FMRI 1 - Preprocessing & Simple Stats|
|FMRI 3 - Advanced FMRI Analysis|
|ICA - Exploratory FMRI Analysis|
|10:30-11:00||Tea & Coffee|
|Registration & Unwarping|
(FLIRT, FNIRT & FUGUE)
|FMRI 2 - Permutation Testing & Multi-Subject Stats|
(Randomise & FEAT)
(FAST, FIRST, SIENA, FSL-VBM)
|Diffusion MRI Analysis|
(FDT & TBSS)
|3:30-4:00||Tea & Coffee|
|Intro to MRI acquisition|
|Mapping the connectome with resting FMRI and DTI|
|Intro to DTI acquisition|
|Intro to FreeSurfer|
|FSL & FreeSurfer Future Work|
|6:30-8:00||Drinks & nibbles reception|
fonte: Universidade de Oxford