The Functional Image Viewer, also known as FIV, is a tool for visualizing your functional and anatomic MRI scans. As such, it replaces the sturdy by rustic xds.
You’ll find that it has some useful features that are lacking in xds, including explicit Talairach coordinates, scrollable image stacks, multiple slice orientations, and customizable display modes. This brief guide provides all of the information you’ll need to become a savvy FIV user.
FIV is written in the java programming language, so it runs on any platform for which a java implementation is available, including Windows, Mac, Linux, and Sun OS. This guide focuses on the installation of FIV on the IAC’s Sun workstations. Contact the Neuroinformatics Research Group for more information on running FIV on other machines or platforms, or for bug reports, suggestions, and comments.
FIV uses ImageJ to do much of the internal image processing. ImageJ is an open-source, community-supported application developed by Wayne Rasband at the NIH. It’s small, fast and powerful, so consider using it for all of your image processing needs.