PAMINA is a web-based hardware and software platform specifically conceived to gather, manage, retrieve, show and process data and metadata in a modern neuroimaging laboratory. The system is targeted for the field of clinical research on human brain functions (from acquisition to final processing), but it can be used as well in the clinical and diagnostic field. PAMINA is an operative and convincing example of scientific and technological knowledge transfer between clinical/fundamental research and firms. PAMINA enables high-level data processing and allows data visualization depending on user qualification and professional objectives, having as only goal the patient’s health preservation.
It has been designed in a highly proven operative context and it presents a lot of interesting technological innovation aspects. Among these, we must cite the multimodal analysis environment integrated with an intelligent repository that allows the storage of all information at any processing step, from raw data to final results.


  • can communicate with DICOM format (MRI and TC scanners);
  • allows the retrieval of raw data as soon as they are acquired, classifying them depending on their typology;
  • allows the retrieval of data in the Nifti exchange format, useful as input to the principal analysis software tools;
  • allows a high-performing and robust data processing, using a grid calculation approach;
  • guarantees a simple and safe user access, thanks to the web based interface which relies on standard authentication methods.

PAMINA implements the following software/tools:
AFNI, AIR, BrainSuite, DIRAC Diffusion Toolkit, fsl, FreeSurfer, GAMMA, HCP, ITK, LONI Pipeline and Workflows, MINC, MiND, SPM8-12, SVPASEG, and SHAPETools.