CENIR–STIM : stereotaxy core facility (techniques, images, models)

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STIM is part of the Center for Neuroimaging Research (CENIR) and is dedicated to supporting research done on stereotactic data. It provides specific software development, data analysis, and expertise in neuroimaging processing and electrophyisiology. Its main application fields are deep brain stimulation(DBS), surgery (pre, per and post-operatively) and epilepsy. The YeB Atlas, developed by Jérome Yelnik and Eric Bardinet, is a strongsupport for data analysis. The core facility is involved in several DBS protocols in collaboration with other research institutes and industrials and coordinates the research protocols conducted on epileptic patients of the Pitié-Salpétrière. Interaction with La Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital departments such as neuroradiology, neurosurgery and neurology, adds up to the expertise of the core facility. Stereotactic softwares and models developed by the STIM platform are intended to be distributed to academic partners. CENIR STIM is part of the Institut du Cerveau – ICM core facility network (MRI, MEG/EEG, PANAM, PRISME…) which facilitates translational research projetcs.


• Pre-surgical target determination for DBS
• Pre and post-operative localization of DBS electrodes
• MRI sequences optimization for DBS protocols
• Data analysis with support of the YeB Atlas
• Software developments for DBS and epilepsy
• Expertise:
Evaluation of new MRI sequences by researchers and engineers to be able to reveal brain regions not seen before Strong collaboration between researchers and clinicians


• YeB Atlas
• Data storage on CENIR servers
• Computational services of CENIR


Carine Karachi —Scientific manager
Sara Fernandez Vidal —Operational manager
Katia Lahongre —sEEG acquisition and processing
Eric Bardinet —Image processing engineer
Jérôme Yelnik —Anatomy
Jordan Cornillault—Data processing and software development