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By Vince Magnotta1, Hans Johnson1, Joy Matsui1, Kent Williams1, Mark Scully1, Xiaodong Tao2

1. University of Iowa 2. GE Global Research

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Converts diffusion weighted MR images in dicom series into Nrrd format for analysis in Slicer. This program has been tested on only a limited subset of DTI dicom formats available from Siemens, GE, and Phillips scanners. Work in progress to support dicom multi-frame data. The program parses dicom header to extract necessary information about measurement frame, diffusion weighting directions, b-values, etc, and write out a nrrd image. For non-diffusion weighted dicom images, it loads in an entire dicom series and writes out a single dicom volume in a .nhdr/.raw pair.



This work is part of the National Alliance for Medical Image Computing (NA-MIC), funded by the National Institutes of Health through the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research, Grant U54 EB005149. Information on NA-MIC can be obtained from the NA-MIC website.

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  • Vince Magnotta; Hans Johnson; Joy Matsui; Kent Williams; Mark Scully; Xiaodong Tao (2015), "DWIConvert,"

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