Framewise Integrated Real-time MRI Monitoring


Easy to set up and use, the FIRMM software suite provides MRI scanner operators with data quality metrics in real time. Using FIRMM to identify the ideal scan time for each person can reduce total brain MRI scan times and associated costs by 50% or more.

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The problem


Some subjects make it easy to collect high quality data...

Low movement subject scan


... some don't...

High movement subject scan


... and with most, it's hard to tell just by looking.

Medium movement subject scan

The FIRMM solution


Our software suite allows you to measure data quality in real time, easily, intuitively, and accurately. Here's what you can do with FIRMM.

View framewise displacement calculations (i.e. movement) in real time.


Framewise displacement over time

Based on user input standards, see how much quality data is collected at a glance.


Collected low movement table

Predict how much scan time it will take to collect all the quality data you need.


FIRMM prediction table

Stop scanning when your goals are met.


Progress to scanning criteria

Introducing FIRMM Version 3!

Here's what's new:

Easier to adjust settings: change settings such as brain radius and FD thresholds right from the Settings Tab in the FIRMM GUI.

Filtered FD: control for artifactual motion induced by respiration.

Greater display control: de-select BOLD series you don't want included in FIRMM's statistics and charts.

Download FIRMM 3 Documentation

Who's Using FIRMM?

The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study

Boston Children's Hospital

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Florida International University

Geneva University Hospitals and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Harvard University

Human Connectome Project (HCP)

The Infant Brain Imaging Study (IBIS)

Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Épinière (Brain and Spine Institute), Paris, France

Massachusetts General Hospital

Oregon Health and Science University

Saint Louis University

St. Louis Children's Hospital

University of California, Irvine

University of California, Los Angeles

University of Colorado Boulder

University of Minnesota

University of North Carolina

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of Oregon

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pittsburgh

University of Rochester

University of Utah

University of Washington

Washington University in St. Louis

Weill Cornell Medical Center

Yale University

Our Team


Damien Fair

Principal Investigator
Oregon Health and Science University

Nico Dosenbach

Principal Investigator
Washington University in St. Louis

Jackie Hampton

Operations Officer
Washington University in St. Louis

Eric Earl

Developer
Oregon Health and Science University

Oscar Miranda Dominguez

Developer
Oregon Health and Science University

Jonathan Koller

Developer
Washington University in St. Louis

Andrew Van

Developer
Washington University in St. Louis

Amy Mirro

Developer
Washington University in St. Louis

Contact Info


Contact our team with questions, comments, reviews, or information about using FIRMM in grant proposals.

You can connect with our team and the FIRMM user community at our forum.

If you're troubleshooting, please check out our FAQ.