July 31, 2012 — MIM Software Inc. has announced the latest release of its MIMneuro software. Version 5.5 includes three new enhancements that make it particularly suited for quantitative analysis of amyloid positron emission tomography (PET) images.
Traditionally the variability in uptake patterns with targeted tracers such as amyloid PET agents have confounded single template registration approaches. The MIM BrainAlign deformable registration algorithm includes the ability to deformably register to multiple templates simultaneously. With this landmark-based deformable registration approach, local differences in anatomy can be resolved more accurately than with affine registration or other deformable registration approaches.
MIM Software has also worked with experts in the field to define and release a third anatomical brain atlas. This probabilistic amyloid atlas is a tool specifically tuned for performing quantitative regional analysis on amyloid PET images. A database of healthy controls has also been integrated for statistical analysis of amyloid PET images.
MIMneuro 5.5 combines these three new features with existing tools for statistical comparisons — including voxel-based analysis, region-based analysis, standardized uptake value (SUV) computation, cluster analysis and surface projection analysis — into a comprehensive quantitative functional neuroimaging software.
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