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LONI Inspector
The LONI Inspector is an application for displaying, searching, comparing, and exporting metadata.

The LONI Inspector is an application for examining medical image files. Unlike most image viewers, the Inspector focuses on reading, displaying, searching, comparing, and exporting "metadata." The term “metadata” refers to data that describes the image data in a file. For example, metadata can be the patient name, the model of scanner on which the subject was scanned, the date on which the scan occurred, and the width and height of the image. Knowledge of metadata can be very important in understanding the imaging protocol and in protecting patient privacy since Federal regulation prohibits the exchange of image files that contain patient-identifying information.

There are many different types of medical image file formats, and the amount and type of information stored in these files varies depending upon the file format type and file creator. Unlike simpler file formats (GIF, JPEG), there is often a large amount of metadata (subject name, date of birth, scanner protocol) stored with the image data. The Inspector provides a single interface for viewing both metadata and image data in many common medical image file formats (AFNI, ANALYZE, DICOM, ECAT, GE, Interfile, MINC, NIFTI), searching files for keywords, comparing files for differences, and exporting metadata into XML and CSV files.

NIfTI-1 support
The LONI Inspector supports the reading and exporting of NIFTI metadata.
Seita Yamashita, Scott C. Neu, and Karen Crawford
Available to the research community free of charge.
How to get
Download from the above HTTP link.
Current version
Current version release date
June 22, 2007
Open source
Available free of charge
Java 1.5 or above.
Technical publications
Applications publications
Other information
NIfTI-1 support, visualization
IATR listing last updated
02 Jul 2007