McBIC: About the MRI Simulator
Simulated Brain Database (SBD)
images are generated using an
developed at the
McConnell Brain Imaging Centre,
that allows users to independently control various acquisition parameters
and obtain realistic MR images of the brain. Our simulator uses
first-principles modeling based on the Bloch equations to implement a
discrete-event simulation of NMR signal production, and realistically
models noise and partial volume effects of the image production
process. The tissue MR parameters that we used are available.
Publications on the MRI Simulator
- R. K.-S. Kwan, A. C. Evans, and G. B. Pike,
An Extensible MRI Simulator for
Visualization in Biomedical Computing
Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 1131, Springer-Verlag, 135-140, 1996.
- R.K.-S. Kwan, A.C. Evans, G.B. Pike :
"MRI simulation-based evaluation of image-processing and classification
IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging. 18(11):1085-97, Nov 1999.