ISMRM 23rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition 30 May - 05 June 2015 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Educational Course

Analyze This! Practicalities of fMRI & Diffusion Data Analysis

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

ORGANIZERS: Daniel C. Alexander, Ph.D., Adam W. Anderson, Ph.D., Peter Jezzard, Ph.D., James J. Pekar, Ph.D., Jonathan R. Polimeni, Ph.D., Stamatios Sotiropoulos, Ph.D. & Eric C. Wong, M.D., Ph.D.

Tuesday 2 June 2015

Learn how to use various fMRI and diffusion data analysis packages. Experts in these packages will be demonstrating their use and answering questions. fMRI and diffusion datasets are being provided ahead of the Toronto ISMRM Meeting so that anyone interested in attending this course can start to play with some data before they come to the session. The fMRI analysis packages that will be showcased will be FSL, SPM and AFNI. The diffusion analysis packages that will be showcased will be FSL, Camino, MR Trix, Track Vis, and MRI Studio. ISMRM attendees are encouraged to play with some of the provided data using their favourite package ahead of the ISMRM meeting, and may even submit questions in advance of the meeting. To find out more about the packages and to obtain instructions on how to download the data and what to do with it, please click here.

fMRI and diffusion datasets will be made available in advance to attendees of the ISMRM Annual Meeting. Attendees of the Annual Meeting are invited to download the data and analyse it using their favourite freeware software package, submitting a summary of their data ahead of the Annual Meeting. A range of respondents will be invited to present their analysis of the data. This will be followed by a panel discussion that includes invited developers of the software to take questions from the audience on any difficulties encountered. Any differences in the resulting analyses will also be discussed.

Target Audience
Clinicians and basic scientists who wish to start using fMRI and/or diffusion analysis software. A basic understanding of fMRI and/or DTI will be assumed, and all attendees are strongly encouraged to download the example datasets and try analyzing them before the meeting.

Educational Objectives
As a result of attending this course, participants should be able to:
Summarize the different fMRI data packages that are available;
Successfully analyze a provided dataset with at least one fMRI package;
Compare the different diffusion analysis packages that are available; and
Successfully analyze a provided dataset with at least one diffusion package.

Moderators: Peter A. Bandettini, Ph.D., Claudia A. Wheeler-Kingshott, Ph.D.
10:00 Introduction & Overview
Peter A. Bandettini, Ph.D. &
Claudia A. Wheeler-Kingshott, Ph.D.
fMRI Analysis
10:05 fMRI Analysis Using FSL
Stephan M. Smith, D.Phil.
10:15 fMRI Analysis Using SPM
Thomas Zeffiro, M.D., Ph.D.
10:25 fMRI Analysis Using AFNI
Ziad S. Saad, Ph.D.
10:35 Discussion
Diffusion Analysis
11:00 Diffusion Analysis Using FSL
Michiel Cottaar, Ph.D.
11:08 Diffusion Analysis Using Camino
Philip A. Cook, Ph.D.
11:16 Diffusion Analysis Using MR Trix
Jacques-Donald Tournier, Ph.D.
11:24 Diffusion Analysis Using Track Vis
Brian L. Edlow, M.D.
11:32 Diffusion Analysis Using MRI Studio
Susumu M. Mori, Ph.D.
11:40 Discussion
12:00 Adjournment & Meet the Teachers