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Voxel-based morphometry [Ashburner, J. and Friston, K.J., 2000. Voxel-based morphometry-the methods. NeuroImage 11(6 Pt 1), 805-821] is a commonly used tool for studying patterns of brain change in development or disease and neuroanatomical correlates of subject characteristics. In performing a VBM study, many methodological options are available; if the study is to be easily interpretable and repeatable, the processing steps and decisions must be clearly described. Similarly, unusual methods and parameter choices should be justified in order to aid readers in judging the importance of such options or in comparing the work with other studies. This editorial suggests core principles that should be followed and information that should be included when reporting a VBM study in order to make it transparent, replicable and useful.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.neuroimage.2008.01.003

Type

Journal article

Journal

Neuroimage

Publication Date

01/05/2008

Volume

40

Pages

1429 - 1435

Keywords

Algorithms, Animals, Brain, Humans, Image Processing, Computer-Assisted