The identifying or sensitive anatomical features in MR and CT images used in research raise patient privacy concerns when such data are shared. The Face Masking package implements anatomical surface modification algorithm customized to de-identify MR head images that minimizes the impact on the resulting image statistics.
Face Masking obscures facial features from high-resolution MR scans that need to be shared, to reduce the research subject identification risk. Face Masking is minimally invasive and is designed to run with other processing tools such as skull stripping, MR artifact correction or segmentation.
For instructions on installing this as an XNAT pipeline, see this documentation: http://nrg.wustl.edu/software/face-masking/pipeline/
If you have questions, please contact Misha Milchenko: firstname.lastname@example.org.