N2K template images for neuroimaging in Macaca nemestrina
Black KJ, Koller JM, Snyder AZ, Perlmutter JS
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
25 September 2000 (last updated 21 June 2001)
please reference this page as purl.org/net/kbmd/n2k
The n2k and n2kf images ("n" for nemestrina, "f" for blood flow) are intended for use as templates for automated 3D image registration algorithms for neuroimaging stidies in Macaca nemestrina (the pig-tailed macaque). The n2k template is an average (after spatial normalization) of T1-weighted MRI images from 11 normal nemestrinas, and the n2kf template is averaged from 104 [15O]water PET images from 9 of the 11. The images can be directly compared with similar templates for baboons, described here.
For those who prefer to reference data directly to the UCLA nemestrina atlas, copies of the template images, spatially re-aligned to the UCLA cryosection brain, are also provided (the "n2kc" templates, "c" for Cannestra or cryosection, take your pick).
If you are viewing these images with SPM software, the atlas coordinates appear automatically; otherwise the conventions are the same as for the baboon templates. Details of the images' formation and validation of the methods appear in Neuroimage.
Corresponding images are also available for use with Macaca fascicularis (cynomolgus monkey).
These images are intended for free use by the neuroimaging community. However, we do ask that you please cite the following reference in any publications which make use of these images: [Black KJ, Koller JM, Snyder AZ, Perlmutter JS: Template images for nonhuman primate neuroimaging 2. Macaque. NeuroImage 2001; 14(3):744-748]. Also, we retain copyright, and any secondary publication or use for monetary gain of these images or any derivative images, without prior written consent, is prohibited. However, without explicit permission you may freely use slices from these images as a background on which to display functional imaging data in your scientific publications. If you agree to these terms, click here to download the images.
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