To start working with LEAD-DBS you either need:
- Postoperative (and if available also preoperative) structural MRI series or
- Postoperative CT and preoperative MRI images
LEAD-DBS works within Matlab >2014b and needs statistics & imaging toolboxes as well as SPM12 installed.
- Andreas Horn, Charité, Germany
- Ningfei Li, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
- Siobhán Ewert, Charité, Germany
- Andrea Kühn, Charité, Germany
- Ari Kappel, Mark Richardson (University of Pittsburg, USA)
- Chadwick Boulay (University of Ottawa)
- Till Dembek (University of Cologne)
- Philip Plettig, Shelby Bachman, Rafael Serrano Sandoval (Charité, Germany)
- Todd Herrington (Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA)
- Qianqian Fang (Northeastern University, Boston, USA)
- Qinwan Rabbani (Ohio State University, Columbus, USA)
- Sahbi Mallouli (Neurospin Paris, France)
- Karthik Sridar (University of Rostock)
Contributions of Atlases / Data from following authors
- Ettore Accolla (University of Fribourg, Switzerland)
- Cameron Craddock (Child Mind Institute, NYC)
- Bogdan Draganski (University Lausanne)
- Brian Edlow (Martinos Center / MGH, Boston, USA)
- Lingzhong Fan (Chinese Academy of Sciences)
- Birte Forstmann / Max Keuken (University Amsterdam)
- Alexander Hammers (Imperial College London)
- Marc Joliot / Natalie Tzourio-Mazoyer (University Bordeaux)
- Arno Klein (Sage Bionetworks)
- Antonio Meola (Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, USA)
- Janey Prodoehl (Midwestern University)
- Anqi Qiu (University of Singapore)
- Verena Rozanski (University of Munich)
- Thomas Yeo (University of Singapore)
- Dongyang Zhang (Washington University, St. Louis)
- Eduardo Alho (University of Sao Paulo)
- Pierre Deman, Astrid Kibleur (Grenoble Institut of Neurosciences, France)
- Juan Carlos Baldermann (University Hospital Cologne, Germany)
- Kristen Kanoff (Massachusetts General Hospital, USA)
- Konrad Schumacher (University Hospital Freiburg, Germany)
Please feel free to join the team! Fork us on Github
DBS imaging involves a complex pipeline spanning over multiple scientific disciplines such as precise co-registration, multimodal image fusion, 3D image processing & localization, spatial statistics, surface & volumetric meshing as well as physical modeling using the finite element approach.
If incorporating connectivity measures, it expands to functional magnetic resonance imaging and diffusion-weighted imaging based tractography. Finally, electrophysiological measures such as local field potentials and electro-/magnetoencephalographic data may be incorporated to better understand DBS and enhance DBS modeling.
Thus, creating a “one-step solution” for DBS imaging is a non-trivial task. Although we aim at incorporating the best tools that are openly available for each sub-task into the Lead-DBS pipeline and constantly work hard to improve our tool, alternatives exist (with slight differences in focus) that may be better suited to specific subtasks of the whole collection. Below is a non-exhaustive list of alternatives we are aware of. Also see our blog post on academic vs. commercial software tools.
- Academic endeavors / Open source tools
- DBSproc (Lauro 2016), openly available, part of the AFNI imaging suite
- PyDBS (D’Albis 2015), available to the ACouStiC community
- PaCER, developed in Luxembourg
- DBSmapping (Moreira da Silva 2015), developed by a group in Porto
- There is a similar software at MGH, described in Bonmassar 2014
- The CiceroneDBS (Miocinovic 2007, discont.) software which had similar aims made it’s way into the Boston Scientific GUIDE software (see below)
- Commercial products
If you use the toolbox for research purposes, please cite the following publication:
- Andreas Horn, Andrea Kühn. Lead-DBS: A toolbox for deep brain stimulation electrode localizations and visualizations. NeuroImage, 2014.
- A SciRes-ID for the toolbox can be supplied additionally and is as follows: SciRes_000188 / SCR_002915
Please cite the fiber-connectome “Groupconnectome (Horn 2013)” supplied with LEAD if you use it.
Last but not least, Lead-DBS depends on a lot of shared libraries, a full list can be found here. Depending on your specific analysis, please cite the core contributors to it accordingly following general good scientific practice.