The program offers GUI (dicom_sort_convert_main.m) and .m (example_dscm_call.m) input to select input and output directories and determine options. The main functions are
i) sorting of Siemens MR scanner (IMA) data into directories, removal of patient name from file, and lightly anonymisaton (only PatientName fields but not DOB, gender, PatientID, etc)
ii) Conversion to one-file (.nii) or two-file (.img, .hdr) NIfTI format (one per scan), reformatting more complex scans to use up to six dimensions of the NIfTI structure (time-points, echo, RF channel, phase/magnitude, diffusion gradient, etc). Also writes both DICOM header info and the text section of Siemens header info to a text_header.txt file for each scan.
iii) Generation of a list of all scans performed (scan_list.txt) including most relevant parameters (can easily be customised), making it easy to generate a summary sheet for each subject scanned.
Thanks to Jimmy Shen for sharing, developing and supporting his excellent NIfTI toolbox.
Simon Robinson (2020). Siemens DICOM sort and convert to NIfTI (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/22508-siemens-dicom-sort-and-convert-to-nifti), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .
Thank you for this, it looks like pretty much exactly the thing I need!!! I have a little trouble locating the output files, after running example_dscm_call though. I tried this:
data.workbar_off = 'no';
data.test = 'no'; % if test='no', the .IMA data are made into a tarball after sorting
data.define_writefile_subdir = 'no';
No error messages.
Thanks for sharing this - my previous converter was having some serious issues with some exported files, but this handled them with ease!
thanks for sharing simon, this really helped!
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