[Neuroimaging] Reading Dicom files with nibabel

Matthew Brett matthew.brett at gmail.com
Mon Aug 3 21:39:49 CEST 2015


On Mon, Aug 3, 2015 at 7:42 PM, Chris Filo Gorgolewski
<krzysztof.gorgolewski at gmail.com> wrote:
> Have a look at this: https://dcmstack.readthedocs.org/en/latest/
> PS This would've been an excellent http://neurostars.org question...
> On Mon, Aug 3, 2015 at 10:55 AM, François Rousseau
> <francois.rousseau at telecom-bretagne.eu> wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> I’d like to read dicom files using nibabel but I don’t understand what is
>> possible to do with it. In the documentation, it says at pydicom is used as
>> a backend and that there is very limited support for DICOM.
>> So far, I use dcm2nii to convert dicom file to nifti files, but it could
>> nice to do this conversion in python. Is it possible using nibabel?
>> If not, which tool do you recommend so far? pydicom?
>> What is the roadmap of nibabel with respect to dicom files? Do you plan to
>> improve support for DICOM or to use instead other packages?

Chris is right - dcmstack is the current best answer.

To expand a bit - we plan to integrate dcmstack and nibabel at some
point, but progress is slow, that is mainly my fault.



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