Section: New Software and Platforms
Keywords: Health - Neuroimaging - Medical imaging
QualiCATI requires training for the visual parts, and is closely linked with a team of clinical research assistants. It has been used to analyse about 5000 subjects from about 15 multi centre research projects initiated before or after the CATI started. Other modules will be added in the future to embed new aspects of the MRI protocol proposed by the CATI. The Aramis team is in charge of the second and third modules and jointly in charge of the first module. The software is centered on a graphical user interface (GUI). The whole program is coded in Python within the pyPTK environment. It has dependencies to SPM and brainVISA environments as well as specific tools for DICOM management.
QualiCATI is a software designed for comprehensive quality control of multimodal MRI data acquisition in large multicentre clinical studies. The software is built as a platform receiving several modules, developped by several CATI engineers. The first module is dedicated to acquisition requirement checking and conversion to nifti format. The second module aims at making 3DT1 acquisition quality check more systematic, and relies both on visual inspection and quantitative indices. The third module allows a simultaneous evaluation of the clinical part of the CATI acquisition protocol. The fourth module embeds automatic indices to evaluate resting state fMRI acquisition. The fifth module is dedicated to first preprocessings and quality indices for dMRI. The sixth module is dedicated to qMRI, with visual and automated quality control together with preprocessings. The last module is dedicated to data and project management.