Hi Peter,

Thanks for your reply. The ROIs are in Brainvoyagers .voi format and they have been converted back to native space (from talairach space). For exporting the ROIs I can either get Brainvoyager to convert them into nifti format or just get the XYZ locations of the voxels. I have had a couple of issues when I have tried to convert the ROIs to nifti images, 1) The image space does not seem to line up at all with the anatomical image in SPM and 2) I am not sure how to use a nifti image to extract a SPM VOI  with the first eigenvariate etc. For those reasons I have just been feeding SPM the mean time course from each Brainvoyager ROI in the way I described previously.

Thanks for your help and let me know if there is any other information that you need.



On Wed, Sep 30, 2015 at 5:26 AM, Zeidman, Peter <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Hi David,

This should be easy. Please could you clarify the file format of Brainvoyager ROIs? Are they nifti images?





From: SPM (Statistical Parametric Mapping) [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of David Ross
Sent: 30 September 2015 02:29
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Subject: [SPM] DCM on anatomical ROIs (from Brain Voyager)


Hi all,


I am attempting to carry out DCM on data from anatomical ROIs created in Brainvoyager (used in a previous analysis). I am new to SPM and I am unsure of what the best way to import the ROI positions or time-course would be. 


One thing that I have tried is to replace the data in the Y and xY variables from a sphere-ROI, created in SPM, with the mean voxel time course from the anatomical ROIs defined in Brainvoyager. While this "works" I am realise that it is not the same as using the first eigenvariate. Will this matter? Are there other problems with this method that make it unsuitable?


FInally, is there a good way to do this?


Thanks for any help,