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Dec 3, 2019  05:12 AM | Chris Rorden
RE: renaming bug dcm2niix?
Can I suggest you post dcm2niix related questions on the NITRC dcm2nii forum or create an issue on the dcm2niix Github web page.

The dcm2niix file naming page describes the _ph post fix. This helps disambiguate phase images from magnitude images for a given series. Consider a field map acquired on a Siemens scanner where the user is saving both the magnitude and phase image so the user can apply FUGUE. In this case, the phase and magnitude image will have the same file naming properties (series number, instance number, echo number, protocol name, etc). This would cause one of the images to overwrite the other. Therefore, the '_ph' is added to disambiguate the images and prevent name clashing.

As an alternative, you can get the development release and use the "--terse" argument. This will omit any name post-fixes, but be aware that this will cause name clashes and image overwriting in situations where your naming convention does not correctly disambiguate images.

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RE: renaming bug dcm2niix?
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