AutoSPM2 - Automatic SPM Analysis for Surgical Planning
Statistical Parametric Mapping (SPM) was developed at the Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience (University College London, UK ) to detect functional activations in the brain. In the near future and after approval by the regulatory authorities (FDA, EC Mark,...), it could become a valuable clinical tool to detect functional areas before brain surgery. However, the manual use of SPM2 can be cumbersome in clinical practice. There are a lot of questions to answer. As a result, the whole process (image transfer and conversion, spatial preprocessing, statistical analysis, results display) can take up to one hour per patient. To compensate for this problem, we have developed SPM2 automation scripts that reduce the user interaction time to less than five minutes !
As version 1.1 was a success and has been downloaded by several hundreds clinicians and researchers around the world, we decided to develop a new version. These new developements were the result of a collaboration between Imagilys and the Universite Catholique de Louvain (UCL) in Brussels.
AutoSPM's main developers are:
We would also like to thank SPM developers at the FIL in London to support our developments.