Imperial College London

Professor Paul M. Matthews

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Brain Sciences

Edmond and Lily Safra Chair. Head of Department



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BibTex format

author = {Alfaro-Almagro, F and Jenkinson, M and Bangerter, NK and Andersson, JLR and Griffanti, L and Douaud, G and Sotiropoulos, SN and Jbabdi, S and Hernandez-Fernandez, M and Vallee, E and Vidaurre, D and Webster, M and McCarthy, P and Rorden, C and Daducci, A and Alexander, DC and Zhang, H and Dragonu, I and Matthews, PM and Miller, KL and Smith, SM},
doi = {10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.10.034},
journal = {NeuroImage},
pages = {400--424},
title = {Image processing and Quality Control for the first 10,000 brain imaging datasets from UK Biobank.},
url = {},
volume = {166},
year = {2017}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - UK Biobank is a large-scale prospective epidemiological study with all data accessible to researchers worldwide. It is currently in the process of bringing back 100,000 of the original participants for brain, heart and body MRI, carotid ultrasound and low-dose bone/fat x-ray. The brain imaging component covers 6 modalities (T1, T2 FLAIR, susceptibility weighted MRI, Resting fMRI, Task fMRI and Diffusion MRI). Raw and processed data from the first 10,000 imaged subjects has recently been released for general research access. To help convert this data into useful summary information we have developed an automated processing and QC (Quality Control) pipeline that is available for use by other researchers. In this paper we describe the pipeline in detail, following a brief overview of UK Biobank brain imaging and the acquisition protocol. We also describe several quantitative investigations carried out as part of the development of both the imaging protocol and the processing pipeline.
AU - Alfaro-Almagro,F
AU - Jenkinson,M
AU - Bangerter,NK
AU - Andersson,JLR
AU - Griffanti,L
AU - Douaud,G
AU - Sotiropoulos,SN
AU - Jbabdi,S
AU - Hernandez-Fernandez,M
AU - Vallee,E
AU - Vidaurre,D
AU - Webster,M
AU - McCarthy,P
AU - Rorden,C
AU - Daducci,A
AU - Alexander,DC
AU - Zhang,H
AU - Dragonu,I
AU - Matthews,PM
AU - Miller,KL
AU - Smith,SM
DO - 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.10.034
EP - 424
PY - 2017///
SN - 1053-8119
SP - 400
TI - Image processing and Quality Control for the first 10,000 brain imaging datasets from UK Biobank.
T2 - NeuroImage
UR -
UR -
VL - 166
ER -