SPM12 preprocessing of restricted field of view


I am analysing data for an event related fMRI project.

The EPI images have a restricted field of view (to the hippocampus and neighbouring regions, excluding parts of the brain both dorsally and ventrally).

I set up my preprocessing batch with SPM12 and ran the analysis, however there seems to be a coregistration issue with the anatomical image.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Ahoi hoi @RMZ5,

thank you very much for your post and welcome to neurostars, it’s great to have you here.

Restricted/non whole brain FoVs are indeed “funny” when it comes to things like registration based on the limited spatial information and the way common registration functions/pipelines are set up including the corresponding input they expect.
Could you maybe share a bit more information so that folks here can provide better pointers and support? What kind of coregistration are you planning on conducting with what kind of anatomical image? Could you maybe share a screenshot of the current outputs?

Cheers, Peer