Automated characterization of noise distributions in diffusion MRI data

Readme from the project

Automated characterization of noise distributions in diffusion MRI data

The example and documentation

The latest version can be installed with

pip install autodmri

You can find a quick example and datasets over here and the full documentation at

Using Docker

If you have docker, you do not need to install anything else and can use the Dockerfile to get everything. You can then mount your data folder to run the script and get the results into the same folder like this.

docker pull samuelstjean/autodmri
docker run -it -v /home/samuel/git/autodmri/datasets:/mnt samuelstjean/autodmri get_distribution /mnt/data_SENSE3_MB3_dwi.nii.gz /mnt/sigma.nii.gz /mnt/N.nii.gz /mnt/mask.nii.gz

Just be sure to adapt the path and filename of your data or add more options as needed.

The manuscript and references

You can read the journal version in Medical Image Analysis and the datasets are available here

The conference version of the manuscript (as published in MICCAI 2018) is available here for free and from the publisher.

Here is a bibtex entry for the journal version

author = {St-Jean, Samuel and {De Luca}, Alberto and Tax, Chantal M.W. and Viergever, Max A. and Leemans, Alexander},
doi = {10.1016/},
eprint = {1906.12121},
issn = {13618415},
journal = {Medical Image Analysis},
month = {jun},
pages = {101758},
title = {{Automated characterization of noise distributions in diffusion MRI data}},
url = {},
year = {2020}

and for the conference manuscript in MICCAI

author="St-Jean, Samuel
and De Luca, Alberto
and Viergever, Max A.
and Leemans, Alexander",
editor="Frangi, Alejandro F.
and Schnabel, Julia A.
and Davatzikos, Christos
and Alberola-L{\'o}pez, Carlos
and Fichtinger, Gabor",
title="Automatic, Fast and Robust Characterization of Noise Distributions for Diffusion MRI",
booktitle="Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention -- MICCAI 2018",
publisher="Springer International Publishing",

Referencing the code itself

The code is also autoarchived on zenodo for those wanting to refer to a specific version over here


Postdoctoral Researcher

I am a postdoctoral research developping new methods to analyze diffusion MRI datasets.