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This repo contains the source code building the website. The only codes that are not public are GE Orchestra code, and AWS related code.

A local server can be set up using Docker, to test and extend features.

Setting up Docker

Install Docker Community Edition for your platform:

Install docker-compose for your platform:

Build and run using docker-compose

Clone the repo, go to that directory.

If you want to convert GE files, you will need to put the orchestra-sdk-1.10-1 folder under the directory.

To launch the web servers, run:

docker-compose build
docker-compose up

The first time would take a long time to build. The website can be accessed at

Local web architecture

Django is used for web framework and development.

PostgresSQL is used for database, storing user and data information.

Celery is used for distributed task queueing, including for ISMRMRD conversion, parameter extraction, and thumbnail generation.

Redis is used as a message worker for Django, and Celery.

Each of these packages (Django, PostgresSQL, Celery, and Redis) runs in their own Docker images (web, postgres, worker, redis).

Code structure

  • src contains the Django source code for the website.
    • src/mridata_org is the project directory, which includes settings for celery, storages, and apps.
    • src/mridata contains code for the mridata Django app. This is where most of the code is.
    • src/templates contains the HTML template code for each webpage.
    • src/static contains logos, javascripts, and css.

mridata Django app.

  • contains two main models. Data, which contains scan parameters and links to thumbnails and the final ISMRMD data file. And TempData, which links to the temporary uploaded data, and has four sub-classes: GeData, SiemensData, PhilipsData, and IsmrmrdData.

  • contains backend processing tasks, including ISMRMRD conversion, and thumbnail extraction. Failure of ISMRMRD conversion traces back to here.

  • contains how GET and POST requests are processed for each page.

  • contains filter options on the main page.

  • contains upload form options.

Python dependencies

pip install \
boto3 \
celery \
django \
django-el-pagination \
django-s3direct \
django-taggit \
django-registration-redux \
django-widget-tweaks \
ismrmrd \
numpy \
pillow \
psycopg2 \