[R-pkgs] New package for medical image manipulation: tractor.base

Jon Clayden jon.clayden+tractor at gmail.com
Wed May 20 12:47:05 CEST 2009

Dear all,

The "tractor.base" package has recently been added to CRAN. This
package provides functions to read, write, visualise and manipulate
magnetic resonance images. The standard Analyze, NIfTI and DICOM file
formats are supported (read-only for DICOM), and all metadata is
stored with the image data internally. The code can be used to
visualise image slices or maximum intensity projections; and to apply
masking, thresholding or other arbitrary functions to the image data.
The package is written in pure R.

This package stands alone, but it is also part of the larger TractoR
project for working with MR images and diffusion MR based
tractography. Further information about TractoR can be found at


Jonathan D. Clayden, Ph.D.
Research Fellow
Radiology and Physics Unit
UCL Institute of Child Health
30 Guilford Street
United Kingdom

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