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The current and previous members of the BIC have written and released a large number of software packages, some of these releases date back to the late 1980′s. The most recognized of these is the MINC file format, toolbox and associated tools. Below is a list of MINC and other tools that are classified based on their function.

NOTE: Most of the software is under development and is available on, archives of releases are available at in the tgz directory.

Advanced Image Processing Tools

The packages that fall under this category are non-interactive, and perform one algorithm or another on an input image in order to produce a modified output image. The four most commonly used tools here are image registration, non-uniformity correction, classification, and segmentation.

Pipelining Tools

These tools (or this tool, as it stands right now) are designed to manipulate large data-sets, usually performing a sequence of operations on each image in the data-set. This is especially useful for clinical trials or large-scale studies.

Statistical Analysis Tools

Here you find everything (or at least a few things) related to performing statistical analysis on medical images, whether it be measuring atrophy using glim_image or rCBF using EMMA.

Visualisation Tools

Interactive visualization tools help you interact with imaging data directly, manipulate slices, manually segment images, superimpose different imaging modalities such as PET and MRI, etc.

MINC, along with the Minc Tool Kit

MINC is a Medical Imaging file format, Toolbox and (some would claim) way of life for use in medical imaging.

CIVET: Corticometry Analysis Tools

Corticometry Analysis Tools is an advanced image processing pipeline for cortical surface analysis developed at the ACE Lab.


Brainstorm is a collaborative, open-source application dedicated to MEG/EEG/sEEG/ECoG data analysis (visualization, processing and advanced source modeling).