COORDINATE-BASED META-ANALYTIC SEARCH FOR THE SPM NEUROIMAGING PIPELINE - The BredeQuery plugin for SPM5

Bartlomiej Wilkowski, Marcin Marek Szewczyk, Peter Mondrup Rasmussen, Lars Kai Hansen, Finn Årup Nielsen

AbstractLarge amounts of neuroimaging studies are collected and have changed our view on human brain function.
By integrating multiple studies in meta-analysis a more complete picture is emerging. Brain locations are
usually reported as coordinates with reference to a specific brain atlas, thus some of the databases offer so-
called coordinate-based searching to the users (e.g. Brede, BrainMap). For such search, the publications,
which relate to the brain locations represented by the user coordinates, are retrieved. In this paper we present
BredeQuery - a plugin for the widely used SPM5 data analytic pipeline. BredeQuery offers a direct link from
SPM5 to the Brede Database coordinate-based search engine. BredeQuery is able to 'grab' brain location
coordinates from the SPM windows and enter them as a query for the Brede Database. Moreover, results of
the query can be displayed in an SPM window and/or exported directly to some popular bibliographic file
formats (BibTeX, Reference Manager, etc).
KeywordsSPM, fMRI, PET, neuroinformatics, Talairach, MNI, brain region, brain function, brain activity, article re- trieval, coordinate-based search, bibtex, Brede Database, ontology
TypeConference paper [With referee]
ConferenceHEALTHINF 2009
EditorsProceedings of the Second International Conference on Health Informatics
Year2009    Month January    pp. 11-17
PublisherINSTICC Press
ISBN / ISSN978-989-8111-63-0
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Publication linkhttp://www.healthinf.org
BibTeX data [bibtex]
IMM Group(s)Intelligent Signal Processing


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