Current stable release: 1.3 (06/26/2013)
##What is it?
A tool to create an atlas from several DTI images
##Where is it?
Binary package available on the NITRC download page
Usage tutorial available from NITRC
These Softwares need to be installed before executing the tool :
If you do not have these softwares installed on your machine, you can use the COMPILE_PACKAGE CMake option to download and compile aumatically the tools you need. If you do so, please run "make install" after the compilation to copy the tools into the CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX.
- Keep original subject names instead of using "CaseX"
- Put final files in specific folders (FinalTensors and FinalDeformationFields)
- Automatically update files/folders names if running DTIAtlasBuilder over a previous computation done with an older version
Add step at the beginning to filter and set to zero negative values in tensors to avoid issues in registration
New Interface features:
- Drag & Drop images and text files (CSV, parameters and software configuration files)
- "Clean output folder" button
- Keyboard shortcuts
- Remove duplicated cases
- Improve enable/disable buttons
Other minor bug fixes
Python version 2.5 minimum required
Fixing the output global displacement fields when using ANTs
Files/Folders name changes:
2_NonLinear_Registration/CaseX_DeformationField.mhd -> 2_NonLinear_Registration/CaseX_HField.mhd 4_Final_Resampling/First_Resampling/CaseX_GlobalDeformationField.nrrd -> 4_Final_Resampling/First_Resampling/CaseX_GlobalDisplacementField.nrrd 4_Final_Resampling/Second_Resampling/CaseX_GlobalDeformationField.nrrd -> 4_Final_Resampling/Second_Resampling/CaseX_GlobalDisplacementField.nrrd
Add a SuperBuild system to automatically download and compile all needed external tools
Add DTIAtlasBuilder as a Slicer extension
Replace AtlasWerks by GreedyAtlas
Files/Folders name changes:
2_NonLinear_Registration_AW -> 2_NonLinear_Registration 2_NonLinear_Registration/AverageImage.mhd -> 2_NonLinear_Registration/MeanImage.mhd 3_AW_Atlas -> 3_Diffeomorphic_Atlas 3_Diffeomorphic_Atlas/CaseX_AWDTI.nrrd -> 3_Diffeomorphic_Atlas/CaseX_DiffeomorphicDTI.nrrd 3_Diffeomorphic_Atlas/AWAtlasDTI.nrrd -> 3_Diffeomorphic_Atlas/DiffeomorphicAtlasDTI.nrrd
- Initial version
####Final Atlas is bad
If you see in the QC windows that the Affine and Diffeomorphic Atlases and registered images look OK, and that the Final Atlas and images look bad for all or most cases, that means that something went wrong during the FINAL registration.
If this final registration was done using BRAINS, try to recompute it using ANTS (in the Final Resampling tab > Registration Method), which gives a better registration.
####Loading parameter file fail
If a parameter file fails to open in DTIAtlasBuilder (Parameter file is corrupted), you need to recreate it by loading only the corresponding dataset file and setting your options again.
####QC does not show up
If the QC windows do not appear when pushing the QC buttons, it might mean that you need to install the GLUT library to get MriWatcher to work.
You can find the GLUT library here
####Contact : akaiser[at]unc[dot]edu
Slicer extension build status: Open the dashboard and search "DTIAtlasBuilder" in the build name using the filters.