At the moment, I am preprocessing a children fMRI dataset using SPM in combination with the ArtRepair toolbox (Mazaika, Whitfield-Gabrieli, Reiss, & Glover, 2007) which improves the fMRI analysis for high motion pediatric subjects.
SPM automatically normalizes the children’s functional images into the space defined by the adult MNI152 template. Since children’s brains are a bit smaller, I would like to create an additional pipeline in which I normalize the functional images to a pediatric template instead of an adult template.
Therefore, my question is three-folded:
- Is normalization to a template other than MNI152 possibly within SPM12?
- If not, can I jump between SPM and FSL, with FSL doing the normalization to a pediatric template? The other preprocessing steps, or at least a large part of them would need to be done in SPM12 since the ArtRepair toolbox is Matlab/SPM based.
- If it is not possible with FSL, is there another method in which this could work (e.g., Python,…)?
Thank you in advance!