Simulated FMRI toolbox

Türkay, Kemal Doğuş
In this thesis a simulated fMRI toolbox is developed in order to generate simulated data to compare and benchmark different functional magnetic resonance image analysis methods. This toolbox is capable of loading a high resolution anatomic brain volume, generating 4D fMRI data in the same data space with the anatomic image, and allowing the user to create block and event-related design paradigms. Common fMRI artifacts such as scanner drift, cardiac pulsation, habituation and task related or spontaneous head movement can be incorporated into the 4D fMRI data. Input to the toolbox is possible through MINC 2.0 file format, and output is provided in ANALYZE format. The major contribution of this toolbox is its facilitation of comparison of fMRI analysis methods by generating several different fMRI data under varying noise and experiment parameters.


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Citation Formats
K. D. Türkay, “Simulated FMRI toolbox,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2009.