META VCI MAP provides a platform for technical support, to facilitate integration of lesion data from different sources for the purpose of LSM analyses. Downloadable software packages, protocols and tutorials for image processing and LSM analysis will be made publicly available on the website.
An overview of the typical image processing steps for LSM studies is provided in the figure below:
META VCI MAP aims to provide support for each processing step, thereby allowing interested parties to join and contribute data at any stage of processing. The following options are available or in development:
- Standard operating procedures for storage and sharing of imaging data within the META VCI MAP framework;
- Online tutorials and guidelines for lesion segmentation;
- The image processing and registration software package RegLSM. This software can be applied on CT brain imaging, and a variety of MR sequences (mainly T1, FLAIR, DWI).