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       dinifti - converts DICOM files into the NIfTI format


       dinifti [options] <DICOM input> <NIfTI output>


       dinifti  converts a single or several files at once into the NIfTI data
       format.  The DICOM input can be specified as a single filename, a  list
       of  file  or  a  directory.  In  case  of a directory all files in this
       directory will be converted.

       Images belonging to the same recording  series  will  be  appropriately
       merged  into  a  single  3d  or 4d NIfTI file.  To achieve this dinifti
       gathers the number of time points and number of slices per volume  from
       the DICOM header. When this is impossible, dinifti will issue a warning
       (i.e. when it can find only 1 slice per volume and 1 time  point).  The
       user  has  the  option  of  running the program using the -s option and
       specifying the number of slices per volume.

       A number of items are retrieved from the Siemens Shadow set.  Following
       is a list of items and default value if this is not Siemens.

              Number of groups: 1

              Number of channels: 1

              Sagital, Coronal and Transverse position: From DICOM (0020,0032)


       -g     NIfTI files will be compressed.

       -f [a2|n2|n1]
              Set the output file format.  If set to a2 ANALYZE 7.5 file pairs
              (hdr/img)  will  be generates.  Setting n2 will cause dinifti to
              generate NIfTI image file pairs.  The default output format (n1)
              are  single  NIfTI  files (header and image data combined in one

       -d     If set dinifti appends the series  description  from  the  DICOM
              header to the output file name(s).

              If  two  image  series  share  a common description dinifti will
              append as many  characters as necessary  to  the  second  series
              description  to create a unique filename. In this case a warning
              message is  displayed  that  shows  the  old  and  the  modified

              Format  output  file name(s) according to <format> string, which
              has to be enclosed in quotes (")

              The format is interpreted in the usual printf-like way. Ordinary
              characters are directly copied, a percent sign is represented by
              %%, otherwise % indicates a conversion.  The  special  character
              "/"  is  translated to "~" to avoid confusion with the directory

              If --name is present, -d flag will be ignored.

              %I Subject ID

              %N Subject name

              %S Relative series number

              %D Series description

              %Y Series date (YYYYMMDD)

              %T Series time (HHMM)

              %A Accession number

              %C Image comments

              Example: --name="%Y:%T- %A - %I -%D(%S)"

       -s #   This option can be used to specify the number of slices  in  the
              volume, if dinifti fails to autodetect the correct value.

       -v, --verbose
              Enables  verbose status messages. If any warning message occurs,
              this option can be helpful to determine which imageseries caused

       -n, --noact
              If  set,  dinifti  performs  all  processing steps, but does not
              write NIfTI files at the end. This  can  be  useful  to  quickly
              inspect  the  content of a DICOM directory (if ran together with

       -h, --help
              Print this help page and exit.

       -V, --version
              Print the version number and exit.


       dinifti is written by Valerio Luccio (




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