The breed-averaged brain atlas for dogs

BRIEF DESCRIPTION
T2w datasets were acquired from 16 neurologically inconspicuous dogs of different breeds by 3T MRI. The datasets were averaged after initial preprocessing using linear and nonlinear registration algorithms as implemented in SPM8. TPM for gray (GM) and white matter (WM) as well as cerebrospinal fluid (CSF, and ventricles) were created. Different cortical, subcortical, medullary, and CSF regions were manually labeled to create a spatial binary atlas being aligned with the template. Overall, 21 brain regions were labeled using the segmented tissue classes of the brain template. 

HOW TO CITE
The following publications should be referenced when using this atlas:

Nitzsche, Bjoern, Boltze, Johannes, Ludewig, Eberhard, Flegel, Thomas, Schmidt, Martin J., Seeger, Johannes, Barthel, Henryk, Brooks, Olivia W., Gounis, Matthew J., Stoffel, Michael H., and Schulze, Sabine. A stereotaxic breed-averaged, symmetric T2w canine brain atlas including detailed morphological and volumetrical data sets. NeuroImage.2018. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.01.066

FURTHER CONTACT
For questions related to the canine breed-averaged t2w atlas, contact 
Björn Nitzsche <mailto:bjoern.nitzsche@medizin.uni-leipzig.de>

DATA CONTENT

The data stored in .zip container and provided in .nii format.

Click below to download:

ReadMe.txt

canine_template.zip ---> canine_template.nii

canine_TPM.zip ---> canine_TPM.nii

labels.zip ---> canine_labels_unilateral.nii
                ---> labels_binaries.xls

label_Neuromorphometrics.xml

mask.zip ---> gm_mask.nii
               ---> wm_mask.nii
               ---> ventricle.nii

surface.zip  ---> brain.surf.gii
                   ---> gm.surf.nii

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