Structural and functional
connectome reconstruction

CATO is a modular software package for the reconstruction of brain connectivity based on DWI or rs-fMRI data.

Connectome reconstruction toolbox

CATO is an integrative and modular software package for the reconstruction of structural and functional brain connectivity based on diffusion weighted imaging and resting-state functional MRI data. CATO enables researchers to run end-to-end reconstructions from MRI data to structural and functional connectome maps, customize their analysis and utilize different software packages during the data preprocessing.

CATO is introduced in:
Structural and functional connectivity reconstruction with CATO
de Lange SC, van den Heuvel MP, bioRxiv, 2021

End-to-end reconstruction pipelines

CATO is a reconstruction toolbox useful for researchers at all technical levels including both easy to use default parameters and example scripts as well as advanced options to customize the reconstruction steps.  

Modular

The modular design of CATO enables researchers to run end-to-end reconstructions from raw MRI data to connectomes, customize their analysis and/or utilize other software packages during the data processing.

MATLAB and executable

CATO is available both as a package for MATLAB and as a compiled standalone executable for use on e.g. high-performance cluster computers.

Free open-source software

CATO is open-source and free-to-use under the MIT License. Source code and developments are available on the GitHub repository.

Getting started

Read the documentation, download CATO and start making your own connectomes! 

install CATO