The single file (MSI file) that you download contains the files necessary for operating the atlas. The program should run on any computer with Windows 2000 or Windows XP with the latest version of .NET framework installed. The program does not work on the Macintosh platform.
The folder entitled “Atlas” contains all the files necessary to run the atlas. Once the atlas is installed, a Word document to guide you through the use of the atlas is located in the “Atlas_Help” folder.
Prior to running the atlas, you need the latest version of .NET framework installed on your PC. This can be downloaded from the Microsoft Web site. Simply search for “.net framework” on the Internet. [As of January 28, 2009, the latest version of .NET Framework is 3.5, published 11/20/2007 under the name dotnetfx35setup.exe, available at the Microsoft website.]
After the .NET framework is installed, then the Fetal Brain Atlas may be installed. The website (http://www.seattlechildrens.org/healthcare-professionals/access-services/diagnostic-services/radiology/fetal-brain/) will ask you to sign an agreement and provide your name and email address prior to offering you the software to download. Once this agreement is submitted, you will then be able to click on “Download” to acquire the MSI file that contains everything you will need to view the digital atlas. Choose to “Save” the MSI file to the desktop, to insure that it installs correctly.
Once the MSI file is saved to your desktop, double-click on the new icon on your desktop. This will initiate an Installation Wizard. Continue clicking “Next” until the install is complete. The program can be found using the Start Menu, in the Programs folder, under FetalBrain Atlas. By default, the necessary files and folders will be located in the following directory: C:\program files\CHRMC\FetalBrain Atlas.
How to Use
Learn how to use the MR Atlas of the Fetal Brain.