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Rebuttal to Hasan and Pedraza in comments and controversies: "Improving the reliability of manual and automated methods for hippocampal and amygdala volume measurements".

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Morey, RA; Petty, CM; Xu, Y; Hayes, JP; Wagner, HR; Lewis, DV; Labar, KS; Styner, M; McCarthy, G
Published in: Neuroimage
November 15, 2009

Here we address the critiques offered by Hasan and Pedraza to our recently published manuscript comparing the performance of two automated segmentation programs, FSL/FIRST and FreeSurfer (Morey R, Petty C, Xu Y, Pannu Hayes J, Wagner H, Lewis D, LaBar K, Styner M, McCarthy G. (2009): A comparison of automated segmentation and manual tracing for quantifying of hippocampal and amygdala volumes. Neuroimage 45:855-866). We provide an assessment and discussion of their specific critiques. Hasan and Pedraza bring up some important points concerning our omission of sample demographic features and inclusion of left and right hemisphere volumes as independent measures in correlational analyses. We present additional data on demographic attributes of our sample and correlations analyzed separately on left and right hemispheres of the amygdala and hippocampus. While their commentary aids the reader to more critically asses our study, it falls short of substantiating that our omissions ought to lead readers to significantly revise their interpretations. Further research will help to disentangle the advantages and limitations of the various freely-available automated segmentation software packages.

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Neuroimage

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EISSN

1095-9572

Publication Date

November 15, 2009

Volume

48

Issue

3

Start / End Page

499 / 500

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Software
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Racial Groups
  • Organ Size
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Male
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted
  • Humans
  • Hippocampus
  • Functional Laterality
 

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Morey, R. A., Petty, C. M., Xu, Y., Hayes, J. P., Wagner, H. R., Lewis, D. V., … McCarthy, G. (2009). Rebuttal to Hasan and Pedraza in comments and controversies: "Improving the reliability of manual and automated methods for hippocampal and amygdala volume measurements". Neuroimage, 48(3), 499–500. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2009.07.013
Morey, Rajendra A., Christopher M. Petty, Yuan Xu, Jasmeet Pannu Hayes, H Ryan Wagner, Darrell V. Lewis, Kevin S. Labar, Martin Styner, and Gregory McCarthy. “Rebuttal to Hasan and Pedraza in comments and controversies: "Improving the reliability of manual and automated methods for hippocampal and amygdala volume measurements".Neuroimage 48, no. 3 (November 15, 2009): 499–500. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2009.07.013.
Morey, Rajendra A., et al. “Rebuttal to Hasan and Pedraza in comments and controversies: "Improving the reliability of manual and automated methods for hippocampal and amygdala volume measurements".Neuroimage, vol. 48, no. 3, Nov. 2009, pp. 499–500. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2009.07.013.
Morey RA, Petty CM, Xu Y, Hayes JP, Wagner HR, Lewis DV, Labar KS, Styner M, McCarthy G. Rebuttal to Hasan and Pedraza in comments and controversies: "Improving the reliability of manual and automated methods for hippocampal and amygdala volume measurements". Neuroimage. 2009 Nov 15;48(3):499–500.
Journal cover image

Published In

Neuroimage

DOI

EISSN

1095-9572

Publication Date

November 15, 2009

Volume

48

Issue

3

Start / End Page

499 / 500

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Software
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Racial Groups
  • Organ Size
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Male
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted
  • Humans
  • Hippocampus
  • Functional Laterality