Package dcm2niir details

Conversion of 'DICOM' to 'NIfTI' Imaging Files Through R

Creates simple wrapper for the 'dcm2nii' and 'dcm2niix' functions from Chris Rorden at 'USC', which converts Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine ('DICOM') data to Neuroimaging Informatics Technology Initiative ('NIfTI') formats.

Maintainer: John Muschelli < muschellij2 at >

From within R, enter citation(dcm2niir)

To cite package 'dcm2niir' in publications use:

John Muschelli (2018). dcm2niir: Conversion of 'DICOM' to 'NIfTI'
Imaging Files Through R. R package version 0.6.6.

A BibTeX entry for LaTeX users is

title = {dcm2niir: Conversion of 'DICOM' to 'NIfTI' Imaging Files Through R},
author = {John Muschelli},
year = {2018},
note = {R package version 0.6.6},
url = {},


If you have any problems with this package you can open a new issue or check the already existing ones here.

To install this package, start R and enter:


# use release_versions() to find previous releases
neuro_install('dcm2niir', release_repo= '')

# Default Install

# From the Binary Repo in NeuroC
neuro_install('dcm2niir', release = "stable", release_repo = binary_release_repo(release = "stable"))
neuro_install('dcm2niir', release = "current", release_repo = binary_release_repo(release = "current"))

# from GitHub
neuro_install('dcm2niir', release = "stable", release_repo = "github")
neuro_install('dcm2niir', release = "current", release_repo = "github")

More detailed installation instructions can be found here.


Initially submitted on September 27 2018 12:14PM
Last updated on February 22 2019 12:01AM
Package type standard
Source GitHub GitHub
Neuroconductor GitHub GitHub
System requirementsdcm2niix (
DependsR (3.0.1)
Importsdplyr, utils, httr
Suggestsknitr, rmarkdown, testthat
Reverse Importsdcmsort, ichseg