McBIC: About the MRI Simulator

Simulated Brain Database (SBD) images are generated using an MRI simulator, 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