I hope some of you can help me with my problem. My diffusion scans (Siemens) have the volume type MRMLMulti. I used the ResampleScalar/Vector/DWI Volume command to get a DWI output and I can see its different components in the Volumes module. However, I am not able to get a DTI image using the DiffusionTensorEstimation command. It looks like if there were no directions at all.
Does any of you have an idea how to fix this?
Hi @mali. You need to convert your data to a vtkMRMLDiffusionWeightedVolumeNode using the DWIConvert module. This will record the gradient information required to reconstruct tensors using the Tensor Estimation module (whereas MRMLMulti will not save that information).
thanks a lot for your reply! I did as you suggested but unfortunately, I am getting the following error description:
Description: itk::ERROR: ImageSeriesReader(0x106ed02d0): Size mismatch! The size of /Volumes/INTENSO/dtiHNO/PROB01/DTI_HNO_PROB_01.MR.RESOLVE-EPI-DIFFUSION_HNO_ISLAND_STUDIE.0012.0001.2017.10.27.17.10.11.490963.131770703.IMA is [400, 512, 1] and does not match the required size [256, 256, 1] from file /Volumes/INTENSO/dtiHNO/PROB01/DTI_HNO_PROB_01.MR.RESOLVE-EPI-DIFFUSION_HNO_ISLAND_STUDIE.0010.0001.2017.10.27.17.10.11.490963.150815796.IMA
Do you know a way to solve this problem?
Thanks a lot for your help!
Usually this error happens when the directory you are loading with DWIConvert contains DICOMs from different acquisitions. The DICOM needs to be sorted into directories by series.
You could try using DICOM browser module. Because of some issues with tag identification, please select onlyDICOMDiffusionVolumePlugin:
Then click Examine; then try to Load your diffusion series. The DICOM browser should do the sorting (it copies the files into a temporary directory). It should recognize Siemens data using the standard tags, but may not recognize data from some scanners.
If that doesn’t work, you could try sorting with the tool mentioned here: