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UCLA Advanced Neuroimaging Summer Program

Welcome NITP Participants!

We are pleased to be presenting BrainSuite at this year’s the UCLA Advanced Neuroimaging Summer Program.

In addition to the lecture and lab session, we are also available to assist you with any questions you may have regarding installing the software or using it for your research. Please e-mail with any questions or if you would like to meet with us in person (please specify in the email that you are here for the summer program). We are located on the UCLA Campus in NRB225, which is in the same building as Monday’s keynote lecture.

Tips on Importing Data into BrainSuite

Some of you had questions about importing data from other software into BrainSuite. We have created a label description file based on the FreeSurfer labels (5.3.0, FreeSurferColorLUT.txt). You can download the file here: brainsuite_FreeSurferColorLUT_labeldescription.xml. To load this file into BrainSuite, go to the menu item File -> Open -> Label Description File.

If you have any other questions about importing other types of data, please find or e-mail David Shattuck (

Presentation Notes

BrainSuiteDavid Shattuck
SVReg / Cortical ThicknessAnand Joshi
BrainSuite Statistics toolbox (BSS)Shantanu Joshi
Diffusion Imaging and Fiber TrackingJustin Haldar
BrainSuite Diffusion Pipeline (BDP)Chitresh Bhushan

Software Download and Installation — updated!!!

Please note that we released a new version of BrainSuite, version 14b, with updates to all three components. Please download that version for the lab.

After filling out a simple registration form (, the software can be downloaded from Installation instructions are provided here.

Please note that once BrainSuite14b has been installed, the svreg and bdp folders must be moved manually to the BrainSuite14b folder in your home directory or custom installation directory.

We have also recently released the BrainSuite statistical toolbox, available here: Sample data for testing the BSS tool can be downloaded here (~1GB).

Lab Exercise Slides

NITP2014 BrainSuite Lab Exercises

For updated tutorials and data, please see this page: