The BEaST tools are designed to extract brains from a full MRI scan, it was developed at the McConnell Brain Imaging Centre. Full step-by-step instructions on how to use BEaST are available on our wiki page. The BEaST bpipe package is an experimental implementation developed by CoBrA Lab which uses bpipe to provide parallelization and scheduler system integration for the BEaST tools.
 Simon Fristed Eskildsen, Pierrick Coupé, Vladimir Fonov, José V. Manjón, Kelvin K. Leung, Nicolas Guizard, Shafik N. Wassef, Lasse Riis Østergaard and D. Louis Collins: “BEaST: Brain extraction based on nonlocal segmentation technique”, NeuroImage, Volume 59, Issue 3, pp. 2362–2373. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2011.09.012