Read / write access to some common neuroimaging file formats
This package provides read +/- write access to some common medical and neuroimaging file formats, including: ANALYZE (plain, SPM99, SPM2 and later), GIFTI, NIfTI1, NIfTI2, CIFTI-2, MINC1, MINC2, AFNI BRIK/HEAD, MGH and ECAT as well as Philips PAR/REC. We can read and write FreeSurfer geometry, annotation and morphometry files. There is some very limited support for DICOM. NiBabel is the successor of PyNIfTI.
The various image format classes give full or selective access to header (meta) information and access to the image data is made available via NumPy arrays.
Install nibabel with:
pip install nibabel
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User Documentation (manual)
Tutorials (relevant tutorials on imaging)
API Documentation (comprehensive reference)
Developer Guidelines (for those who want to contribute)
Development Changelog (see what has changed)
DICOM concepts (details about implementing DICOM reading)
Index (access by keywords)
Search Page (online and offline full-text search)
See also the Developer documentation page for development discussions, release procedure and more.
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Download and Installation¶
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