LONI Debabeler converts imaging data file formats. A graphical user interface visually programs the translations, and a data translation engine reads, sorts and translates the input files. The data translation engine:
(1) Reads metadata from a set of input image files;
(2) Groups the image files using image metadata values;
(3) Translates each image file collection by mapping metadata to the output file format through programmable modules.
The Debabeler uses the Java Image I/O Plugin Architecture to read and write formats including ANALYZE, MINC, DICOM, AFNI, NIFTI.