dwicat

Synopsis

Concatenating multiple DWI series accounting for differential intensity scaling

Usage

dwicat inputs output [ options ]
  • inputs: Multiple input diffusion MRI series
  • output: The output image series (all DWIs concatenated)

Description

This script concatenates two or more 4D DWI series, accounting for the fact that there may be differences in intensity scaling between those series. This intensity scaling is corrected by determining scaling factors that will make the overall image intensities in the b=0 volumes of each series approximately equivalent.

Options

  • -mask image Provide a binary mask within which image intensities will be matched

Additional standard options for Python scripts

  • -nocleanup do not delete intermediate files during script execution, and do not delete scratch directory at script completion.
  • -scratch /path/to/scratch/ manually specify the path in which to generate the scratch directory.
  • -continue <ScratchDir> <LastFile> continue the script from a previous execution; must provide the scratch directory path, and the name of the last successfully-generated file.

Standard options

  • -info display information messages.
  • -quiet do not display information messages or progress status. Alternatively, this can be achieved by setting the MRTRIX_QUIET environment variable to a non-empty string.
  • -debug display debugging messages.
  • -force force overwrite of output files.
  • -nthreads number use this number of threads in multi-threaded applications (set to 0 to disable multi-threading).
  • -config key value (multiple uses permitted) temporarily set the value of an MRtrix config file entry.
  • -help display this information page and exit.
  • -version display version information and exit.

Author: Lena Dorfschmidt (ld548@cam.ac.uk) and Jakub Vohryzek (jakub.vohryzek@queens.ox.ac.uk) and Robert E. Smith (robert.smith@florey.edu.au)

Copyright: Copyright (c) 2008-2019 the MRtrix3 contributors.

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