convert a NIfTI-1 or Analyze 7.5 format file to a MINC format file.
nii2mnc <options> <infile> <outfile.mnc>
nii2mnc command is used to convert “NIfTI-1” format files to MINC 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.
Note that options can be specified in abbreviated form (as long as they are unique) and can be given anywhere on the command line.
Output voxel 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
Analyze 7.5 specific options
Assume data is in ZYX dimension order.
Assume data is in XZY dimension order.
Assume data is in YZX dimension order.
Assume data is in XYZ dimension order.
Assume data is in ZXY dimension order.
Assume data is in YXZ dimension order.
-flipx, -flipy, -flipz
Invert the samples along the given axis.
Don’t scan data to determine valid range.
Quiet operation - do not print progress or debugging information.
Generic options for all commands
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 fields.
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.