Before you install

Acknowledging this work

If you wish to include results generated using the MRtrix3 package in a publication, please include a line such as the following to acknowledge this work:

  • Fibre-tracking was performed using the MRtrix package (J-D Tournier, Brain Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia, (Tournier et al. 2012)


Many features have been published and included in MRtrix3 since the above 2012 paper. Please check the references listed on the specific application’s page to ensure the appropriate reference is included so that more recent contributors to MRtrix3 are acknowledged.


The software described in this manual has no warranty, it is provided “as is”. It is your responsibility to validate the behavior of the routines and their accuracy using the source code provided, or to purchase support and warranties from commercial redistributors. Consult the Mozilla Public License for further details.


MRtrix is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the Mozilla Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

MRtrix is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the Mozilla Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of Mozilla Public License along with MRtrix. If not, see