- convert a MINC format file to a NIfTI-1 or Analyze format file.
mnc2nii [<options>] <infile.mnc> <outfile.mnc>
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
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.
- Save file in NIfTI-1 two-file format (.hdr and .img)
- Save file in non-standard NIfTI-1 ASCII file format
- Save file in NIfTI-1 single-file format (.nii)
- Save file in Analyze 7.5 compatible format
- Save voxels in 32-bit floating point format
- Save voxels in 64-bit floating point format
- Save voxels in 8-bit integer format
- Save voxels in 16-bit integer format
- Save voxels in 32-bit integer format
- Save voxels in signed (2's complement) integer format
- Save voxels in unsigned integer format
- Don't scan data to determine valid range.
- Quiet operation - do not print progress or debugging information.
- Print summary of command-line options and abort
- 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
Robert Vincent (email@example.com) with assistance from the NIfTI-1 library
authored by Robert Cox et al.
Copyrights 2005 by Robert Vincent for the Montreal Neurological Institute.