Our mission: to create an ever-improving quantitative model of the structure of the living human brain.
We want to know what “the human brain” looks like; in all its sizes, shapes and populations. Most atlases are of a single subject, which tells nothing about variation. Our atlas will never be finished, because we will always be adding new subjects to it: new ages, new populations, more anatomical regions. Only by doing this can we truly say we know what the human brain looks like.
We use protocols for defining neuroanatomical regions and custom software that have been developed since the mid ’80s. Our in-house suite of tools range from manual drawing to automated labeling. Every measurement, whether computer generated or human generated, is verified by a neuroanatomy expert.
In pursuing this goal, we not only produce the most accurate neuroanatomical measurements in the world, but also have the largest, most representative database of measured subjects in the world.
These scans are integral to developing neuroanatomical atlases or products and we distribute them at a reasonable rate.
Thanks to phase I and II SBIR grants from the NIH, in 1999, we spun out of the Center for Morphometric Analysis (CMA) at Massachusetts General Hospital (Harvard Medical School). We have since built a reputation for providing reliable and high quality brain measurement services. We are located in Somerville, MA.