[Neuroimaging] Announcing Quickshear v1.0

Matthew Brett matthew.brett at gmail.com
Tue Feb 28 13:05:50 EST 2017

Hi Chris,

On Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 7:21 AM, Christopher Markiewicz <effigies at bu.edu> wrote:
> Woops. Apparently didn't include a link.
> Here's the Quickshear v1.0 release:
> https://github.com/nipy/quickshear/releases/tag/v1.0
> Best,
> Chris Markiewicz
> On Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 5:38 PM, Christopher Markiewicz <effigies at bu.edu>
> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Quickshear[0] is a defacing utility that calculates the convex-hull of a
>> skull-stripped brain to split the volume into brain and face regions, and
>> then zeros out the face region of an anatomical image. It comes out of a
>> computer security lab that had a brief flurry of activity in neuroimaging
>> privacy a few years back.
>> I contacted the authors a couple weeks ago to try it out, and they kindly
>> agreed to let me publish it. As it is a standalone program, rather than
>> immediately try to include it in existing projects, I've made some very
>> minor modifications and released their code as v1.0 to stand as a reference
>> implementation.
>> Beyond this reference implementation, though, I'm not committed to the
>> idea that it must be a separate project; while I'm happy to maintain it in
>> this form, if a larger existing project would like to include it, that would
>> only lower the barrier to use.

Thanks a lot for doing this - it looks very useful.



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