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Lesson Title

FIXME: sMRI analysis in Neuroimaging

Prerequisites

Attendees must have some base familiarity with Python and NIfTI images in order to comfortably progress through the lesson

Schedule

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00:00 1. Course Overview How are structural MR imaging analyses performed?
00:30 2. Introduction to structural MR image modalities How is structural MR image acquired?
What anatomical features do different modalities capture?
01:00 3. Image preprocessing with smriprep (Part 1: image clean-up) What are the sources of noise and artifacts in MR images?
How do we extract/mask the brain?
01:30 4. Image preprocessing with smriprep (Part 2: spatial normalization) What is spatial normalization?
What are ‘templates’, ‘spaces’, ‘atlases’?
02:00 5. Image quantification How do we delineate brain anatomy and quantify phenotypes?
How to segment pathologies such as white-matter hyper-intensities?
02:30 6. Image quality control How do we identify image preprocessing failures?
03:00 7. Statistical analysis (Part 1: ROIs) How to look at group differences in regional anatomical features?
03:30 8. Statistical analysis (Part 2: voxels) How to look at group differences at voxel-level features?
04:00 9. Reproducibility considerations How sensitive are the findings to your MR pipeline parameters?
04:30 Finish

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