Brain Surface Extraction: Designed to automatically extract the brain from a set of T1 weighted Magnetic Resonance (MR) images of the human head.
DescriptionThe distribution package for BSE contains two executables. The first is bse, a text based version of the software. The second is xbse an X/Motif based interactive GUI, which allows each step of the process to be viewed, and the parameters to be altered during the sequence. The degree of user interaction is variable; the either can either run the command-line version, specifying parameter values ahead of time, or use the interactive X-Windows based version, and move through the steps to determine appropriate values.
The routines in BSE are designed to automatically extract the brain from a set of T1-weighted Magnetic Resonance (MR) images of the human head. The goal in developing this software was to find a procedure which extracts the brain from the skull, dura and other connective tissues and produces a brain volume whose boundary tracks the major sulci.