minctecat convert a minc format file to an Ecat7 format file

minctoecat <options> <infile.mnc> <outfile.v> minctoecat -help


minctoecat will convert a 2D image, a 3D volumes or a 4D dynamic volumes written in minc file format to a 2D, 3D or 4D Ecat7 file. Whereas the Ecat7 format has been designed for PET volume issued by Ecat scanners (CTI/SIEMENS - Knoxville, TN, USA) it reads any minc volume type (static PET, dynamic PET, aMRI, fMRI, labels) natively delivered by any tomograph brand and transform it to a viable Ecat7 file in term of number of dimensions, dimension size, dimension step, orientation, spatial position, voxel values and voxel unit. Furthermore, it tries the best as it can to fill optional Ecat7 header fields from the available minc variables and attributes. By default, it extracts these additional information from common minc variables, namely: patient_variable, study_variable, acquisition_variable. In the case of volumes originally delivered by an Ecat PET scanners, then, other variable are generally available within the minc header: ecat_acquisition_variable, ecat_main and ecat_sub-header_variable. There, for a such minc volume, the conversion yields a Ecat7 volume almost identical to the original native volume in terms of header fields. The user can alter this behaviour using the ignore-list options (see the option section).


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

Command specific options

General options


No bug listed so far :=)


ecattominc, rawtominc, minctoraw, dicomtominc


Anthonin Reilhac (anthonin.reilhac@cermep.fr)


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