[Neuroimaging] JSON-LD and DICOM?

Matthew Brett matthew.brett at gmail.com
Fri Jun 30 12:06:14 EDT 2017


On Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 4:53 PM, Andrey Fedorov
<andrey.fedorov at gmail.com> wrote:
> Matthew,
> I believe that image data and derived data belongs to DICOM, and DICOM
> is the format that should be used directly.
> We applied these ideas and demonstrated some capabilities here
> https://peerj.com/articles/2057/, and we continue the development of
> supporting tools in DCMTK and in https://github.com/qiicr/dcmqi.
> Perhaps if you give me some specifics about "why not DICOM", we could
> have a bit more focused conversation.
> I do realize and anticipate that you will take this as a complete heresy.

Well - not heresy.  I understand what you mean, but there's a reason
that most brain imaging software doesn't use DICOMs as the native
format, so, if we don't import the information from the DICOMs, then
the user has to keep track of the relationship of the DICOMs and
NIfTIs, which seems like a high price to pay.



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