Supplementary material for the BRAINS Imagebank - A brain imaging repository of normal images across the life course: Brain Images of Normal Subjects (BRAINS).
Brain Research Imaging Centre (BRIC), Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences (CCBS), & Scottish Imaging Network (SINAPSE)
The Brain Images of Normal Subjects (BRAINS) imagebank is an integrated repository project sponsored by the University of Edinburgh and the Scottish Imaging Network: A Platform for Scientific Excellence (SINAPSE) collaborators.
The purpose of BRAINS is to provide sharing and archiving of detailed normal human brain imaging and relevant phenotypic data, to create better estimates of the range of normal brain size and integrity across the life-course.
BRAINS is a living imagebank where new data will be added when available. Initially BRAINS will contain existing data from n=763 healthy volunteer subjects, range neonatal and 19-81 years of age, from projects in 3 centres. A further n=2119 subjects aged from prenatal to 90 years old with existing records from 15 other projects in Scotland are currently being collected, collated and quality control (QC) checked. Additional completed and ongoing studies of normal individuals will be uploaded as they become available.
The data include several magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sequences, including T1, T2, T2*, fluid attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR), and Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI), in DICOM and NIfTI format, and a wide range of linked metadata, such as age, history, physiological measures (e.g. blood pressure), cognitive ability, and perinatal information (neonatal data).