Entries by andreashorn

Commercial vs. Academic Software

Recently, I had the pleasure to meet with an R&D representative of a major DBS electrode manufacturer and we talked about software built to model deep brain stimulation electrodes in computer simulations, such as Lead-DBS. This meeting – and the development of Lead-DBS since 2012 – made me think about pros and cons of academic […]

DBS targets in MNI space

This blog post summarizes the work in Horn, A., Kühn, A. A., Merkl, A., Shih, L., Alterman, R., & Fox, M. (2017). Probabilistic conversion of neurosurgical DBS electrode coordinates into MNI space. NeuroImage, 150, 395–404.  The aim of this study was to transform surgical literature targets – that are conventionally reported relative to the anterior and […]

Lead-DBS at MDS 2016 in Berlin

We had a great time presenting a poster about LeadMD, a future certified version of Lead-DBS at the 20th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders in Berlin on Monday. Thank you all for your helpful comments and suggestions regarding future work. The poster can be found here and the picture below show’s Philip Plettig, who […]

Lead-DBS optimized to support Macaque imaging data

We are happy to announce that the core functionalities of Lead-DBS have been ported to support non-human primate (macaque) MRI and CT data. Lead-DBS is a Matlab toolbox built to localize deep brain stimulation electrode placements based on postoperative imaging data. With the release of version 1.4.9 and the “macaque toolbox” (download here) you can […]

1st Lead-DBS Workshop in Berlin 11/2016

We are happy to announce the first Lead-DBS workshop! The workshop will take place from Sunday, 27th to Monday, 28th of November 2016. In this hands-on workshop organized as a satellite event to the International DBS Symposium of the Clinical Research Group KFO 247, we will give an extensive overview over the possibilities and potential applications […]