Problem with ImportDICOM

Submitted by ajevia on



I attempted to use ImportDICOM on a Siemens dicom folder, and was unsuccessful. Here is the command line output:

Based on Chris Rorden's dcm2niiX version v1.0.20170624
No files to combine....
Listfile  does not exist... Exiting!!!

However, when I attempt to use a more recent version of dcm2niix on the dicom data, it is able to convert the dataset. Here is the command line output:

Chris Rorden's dcm2niiX version v1.0.20190902  GCC5.5.0 (64-bit Linux)
Found 55 DICOM file(s)
Warning: Assuming mosaics saved in reverse order due to 'sSliceArray.ucImageNumb'
Convert 55 DICOM as output/S652785_Axial_DTI_20180123084337_5 (116x116x80x55)
Conversion required 0.269021 seconds (0.253700 for core code).


I suspect that the dcm2niix within ImportDICOM may be the issue.
Are there any plans to update ImportDICOM?
How should I proceed with this data?



Submitted by irfanogl on Mon, 06/15/2020 - 12:11




Yes you are right. The ImportDICOM executable is based on dcm2niix that is a little out dated at the moment.

Yes, we have plans to update it to the most recent dcm2niix version but that will be included in the next release,w hich is still several months ahead now.

What I would suggest is the following:

If you could import it with dcm2niix, you should already have a NIFTI file, bvecs file and bvals file.

Then You can use TORTOISE's ImportNIFTI executable to import that data into a TORTOISE compatible format.

Let us know if that works for now  but eventually we will fix this issue.