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Laszlo Balkay (view profile)


Read minc format medical image file.

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This function read the minc format input file. The minc file format was introduced by NMI ( m file use the netcdf MATLAB utility. The loadminc function requires the netcdf matlab library.

Application of the function:

[imaVOL,scaninfo] = loadminc(filename)


[imaVOL,scaninfo] = loadminc;
% in that case the file selection popup window will be appeard to pick up a file

MATLAB release MATLAB 7.8 (R2009a)
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17 Nov 2015 Laszlo Balkay

Laszlo Balkay (view profile)

The loadminc can only read the minc1 file format. If MRI brainweb contains minc2 format files unfortunatelly you can not use the loadminc.

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15 Nov 2015 Laraib Kanwal

file selection popup window will be appeard to pick up a file, when file is picked MRI image does not appears instead too many coefficients appears with scaninfo

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15 Nov 2015 Laraib Kanwal

Kindly tell me how to load MRI brainweb database images using this function

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08 Sep 2015 Ikko Kimura

I've got the same problem as Eva Dyer.
The reason seems to me the file now I'm using is MINC2 format not MINC1 format...
Do you have any plan to make this function applicable also to MINC2??

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12 Aug 2015 LBailey

This was working great until a few days ago. Although I haven't changed the files or the code, a few of the files now fail to load. It is likely a netcdf issue (Error message from the NetCDF library: "NetCDF: Numeric conversion not representable"), but I have no idea why it's failing.

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29 Jul 2015 Laszlo Balkay

Laszlo Balkay (view profile)

Comment to Eva Dyer: Could you send me the minc file via email which cause this problem? (

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28 Jul 2015 Eva Dyer


I am having difficulties using this function (and your Mia GUI which relies on this function).

I get the following error
"The NetCDF library encountered an error during execution of 'open' function - 'Can't open HDF5 attribute

Do you have any suggestions?

Thanks in advance!

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06 Jun 2015 Sayan Kahali

I have tried but I was unable to save the image slices in a folder from the volume. Can any one help me in this context..

Thanks in advance...

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28 Apr 2015 Laszlo Balkay

Laszlo Balkay (view profile)

Comment to Nitesh. One way to check the images would be:
for i=1:size(imaVOL,3); imagesc(imaVOL(:,:,i)); pause;end

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27 Apr 2015 NItesh arora

it is really helpful,can anybody tell me how we can view image through this

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10 May 2012 Matthias

Well done!

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04 Oct 2011 Lili

Lili (view profile)

Excellent work! Thanks!!!

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