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mnc2mnc(1) mnc2mnc(1)

mnc2nii - convert a MINC format file to a NIfTI-1 or Analyze format file.

mnc2nii [<options>] <infile.mnc> <outfile.mnc>
mnc2nii -help

The mnc2nii command is used to convert MINC format files to either NIfTI-1 or Analyze format. The NIfTI-1 format was developed by the members of the Neuroinformatics Technology Initiative's Data Format Working Group (DFWG). The NIfTI-1 format is based upon the Mayo Clinic's Analyze 7.5 format.
The name of the program is derived from the common filename suffixes used for NIfTI-1 and MINC files. NIfTI-1 defines two possible formats, a "header plus raw image" 2-file format, and a single-file format that includes both header information and the image data. As with Analyze 7.5, the 2-file format consists of one file with the suffix ".hdr" and another file with the extension ".img". In NIfTI-1 single-file format, the two files may be combined into a single file with a ".nii" filename suffix.
In addition to the NIfTI-1 formats, mnc2nii can convert MINC files to the Analyze 7.5 format.

Note that options can be specified in abbreviated form (as long as they are unique) and can be given anywhere on the command line.

-dual
Save file in NIfTI-1 two-file format (.hdr and .img)
-ASCII
Save file in non-standard NIfTI-1 ASCII file format
-nii
Save file in NIfTI-1 single-file format (.nii)
-analyze
Save file in Analyze 7.5 compatible format

-float
Save voxels in 32-bit floating point format
-double
Save voxels in 64-bit floating point format
-byte
Save voxels in 8-bit integer format
-short
Save voxels in 16-bit integer format
-int
Save voxels in 32-bit integer format
-signed
Save voxels in signed (2's complement) integer format
-unsigned
Save voxels in unsigned integer format

-noscanrange
Don't scan data to determine valid range.
-quiet
Quiet operation - do not print progress or debugging information.

-help
Print summary of command-line options and abort
-version
Print the program and library versions and abort

Current handling of NIfTI-1 qform and sform coordinate transforms should probably be revised as the NIfTI group clarifies the correct usage of these fields.

nii2mnc

Robert Vincent (bert@bic.mni.mcgill.ca) with assistance from the NIfTI-1 library authored by Robert Cox et al.

Copyrights 2005 by Robert Vincent for the Montreal Neurological Institute.
Apr 22 2005 $Revision: 1.3 $

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