I have some nifti files that have the back of the brain cut off and wrapping around to the front of the image. It gets worse over runs, as it looks like the head moves back in the frame more over time.
I have the suspicion that this is caused by the FOV for the scanner not being positioned correctly - and then motion of the head backwards over runs making that worse. But I thought this would just lead to the brain being cut off at the back, not wrapping around to the front.
My other thought was maybe it was something to do with converting the file from dicom to nifti - as I have been getting some image position type warnings (see below). Could you let me know if you think that image conversion could have anything to do with this wrap issue?
And if so, whether you think it is better to a) just run pre-processing with the files the way they are? b) cut off the wrapped bit from the front and pre-process? c) try glue the wrap back on to the back and pre-process. We are looking at the hand knob, so missing some occipital should be ok.
Note: the output from all conversion attempts look the same
Thank you for your help,
Conversion attempts and warnings
"slices stacked despite varying acquisition numbers (if this is not desired recompile with ‘mySegmentByAcq’)Warning: ParallelReductionFactorInPlane reported in DICOM [0051,1011] (4) does not match CSA series value 2”
I tried running the below to account for this but it did not work
dcm2niix_afni mySegmentByAcq [path]
Dimon -infile_prefix 00
I get some warnings along the lines of
- Image positions do not lie in the same position as the cross-product vector
- Slice based centre is different from mosaic centre
- Origin computation of obliquity may be incorrect
Also, it appears to be ordered in the reverse order e.g., 2 is midline, where other conversion 244 was midline. Which is weird
I have tried Dicom with the unique list function, with same results
for some background, I also tried converting using mrconvert and got this warning
[WARNING] Number of entries in mosaic slice timing (0) does not match number of images in mosaic (48); omitting