What’s new

0.15.2 (March 3, 2022)

Due to persistent difficulties with crashing ODF plots in the reconstruction workflows, there is now a –skip-odf-reports option that will disable the ODF and peak plots in the html reports. This should only be used once you’ve run some test workflows with the reports still enabled, so you know that your ODFs are correctly oriented.

  • Make ODF Plots optional (#364)

  • Bugfix: ABCD gradient data for extrapolation (#363)

  • Adds dipy_dki reconstruction workflow (#366)

0.15.1 (February 28, 2022)

A lot of changes in QSIPrep. The big-picture changes are

  1. The build system was redone so a multistage build is used in a different repository (https://github.com/PennLINC/qsiprep_build). The container should be about half as big as the last release.

  2. The way anatomical masks are handled in reconstruction workflows has been changed so that FreeSurfer data can be incorporated.

  3. FAST-based anatomically-constrained tractography is now deprecated in QSIPrep. If you’re going to use anatomical constraints, they should be very accurate. The hybrid surface-volume segmentation (HSVS) is amazing and should be considered the default way to use the MRtrix3/3Tissue workflows. The [documentation](https://qsiprep.readthedocs.io/en/latest/reconstruction.html) describes the new built-in workflow names.

  4. The reconstruction workflows have been totally refactored. This won’t affect the outputs of the reconstruction workflows, but will affect anyone who is using intermediate files from the working directory. The working directories no longer have those unfortunate ..’s in their names.

  5. FSL is updated to!

Since these are a lot of changes, please be vigilant and check your results! The QSIPrep preprocessing workflows have not changed with this release, but the dependencies have been upgraded for almost everything.

  • Update FSL to (#334)

  • Move ODF plotting to a cli tool so xvfb is handled more robustly (#357)

  • Better FreeSurfer license documentation (#355)

  • Edited libQt5Core.so.5 so it’s loadable in singularity on CentOS (#336)

  • Fixed typo in patch2self (#338)

  • Inaccurate bids-validator errors were removed (#340)

  • Bug in –recon-input fixed #286

  • Correct streamline count is reported in the mrtrix connectivity matrices (#330)

  • Add option to ingress freesurfer data (#287)

  • Add Nature Methods citation to dataset_description.json

  • Refactor build system (#341)

  • SHORELine bugfixes (#301)

  • Bugfix: handle cases where there is only one b=0 (#279)

0.14.3 (September 16, 2021)

Change in behavior in Patch2Self:

  • Updates Patch2Self with optimal parameters (use OLS instead of ridge)

0.14.2 (July 11, 2021)

Bugfixes and documentation

  • Updates documentation for containers (#270)

  • Fixes a bug when reading fieldmap metadata from datalad inputs (#271)

  • Change incorrect option in the documentation (#272)

0.14.0 (July 2, 2021)

Adds a new reconstruction workflow for the NODDI model.

  • Adds NODDI reconstruction workflow (#257). Thanks @cookpa!

  • Fixes issue with unequal aspect ratios in q-space plots (#266)

0.13.1 (June 14, 2021)

  • Adds a flag for a BIDS filter file #256

  • Fixes a bug where –dwi-only is selected along with –intramodal-template

0.13.0 (May 5, 2021)

Many bugfixes

  • Fix bug that produced flipped scalar images (#251)

  • Added a default working directory to prevent uninterpretable error message (#250)

  • Fix a bug in the dipy_3dshore reconstruction workflow (#249)

  • Remove hardlinking from DSI Studio interfaces (#214)

  • Add an option to use a BIDS database directory (#247)

  • Fix bug in interactive reports for HCP-style acquisitions (#238)

  • Update defaults for Patch2Self (#230, #239)

  • Remove cmake installer from docker image after compiling ANTS (#229)

0.13.0RC1 (January 19, 2021)

This version introduces major changes to the TOPUP/eddy workflow. Feedback would be greatly appreciated!

  • Added new algorithm for selecting b=0 images for distortion corretion (#202)

  • Added the Patch2Self denoising method (#203, credit to @ShreyasFadnavis)

  • Documentation has been expanded significantly (#212)

  • Boilerplate for DWI preprocessing is greatly expanded (#200)

0.12.2 (November 7, 2020)

Adds options for processing infant dMRI data. Also enables running without a T1w image.

  • Adds --dwi-only and --infant options to QSIPrep. (#177)

0.11.0 (August 12, 2020)

NEW: Workflow defaults have changed. T1w-based spatial normalization is done by default (disabled by --skip-t1-based-spatial-normalization) and dwi scans are merged before motion correction by default (disabled by --separate-all-dwis).

  • Deprecate some commandline arguments, change defaults (#168)

  • Fix typo in workflow names (#162)

  • Fix bug from 0.10.0 where ODFs were not appearing in plots (#160)

0.10.0 (August 4, 2020)

  • Adds support for oblique acquisitions (#156)

0.9.0beta1 (June 17, 2020)

  • Adds support for HCP lifespan sequences

  • Introduces –distortion-group-merge option for combining paired scans

0.8.0 (February 12, 2020)

  • Removes oblique angles from T1w headers to fix N4 bug (#103)

0.7.2 (February 4, 2020)

  • Fixed a bug in b=0 masking when images have high signal intensity in ventricles (#99)

0.7.1 (January 29, 2020)

  • Image QC summary data is produced for each output (#95)

  • Update DSI Studio (#88)

  • Update ANTs (#80)

  • Include workflows for ss3t (#82)

  • Add some boilerplate to the FSL workflow (#38)

  • Reduce the number of calls to N4 (#74, #89)

  • Add CUDA capability in the containers (#75)

  • Add mrdegibbs and accompanying reports (#58)

  • Fix reports graphics (#64)

  • Rework the DWI grouping algorithm (#92)

0.6.7 (January 9 2020)

This release adds some rather big updates to QSIPrep.
  • FSL is updated to version 6.0.3

  • CUDA v9.1 support is added to the image (works with GPUS in Docker and Singularity)

  • A new robust b=0 masking algorith is introduced.

0.6.5 (Nov 21, 2019)

  • Improved handling of Freesurfer path (#50)

  • Better logic in commandline argument checking (#50, #62)

  • More robust brain masking for b=0 reference images (#73)

  • Bugfix for reverse phase encoding directon dwi series (#68)

  • Bugfix for warping eddy’s CNR output (#72)

0.6.4, 0.6.4-1 (Nov 11, 2019)

  • IMPORTANT: commandline call changed to use official BIDS App

  • eddy will use multiple cores if available

  • Fixed bug in sentry interaction

0.6.2, 0.6.3RC1, 0.6.3RC2 (October 27, 2019)

  • Bugfix: masking was not working on eddy.

  • Bugfix: static versioning was not workign in the container.

  • New graphics in the documentation.

  • Use BSpline Interpolation if –output-resolution is higher than the input resolution.

0.6.0RC1, 0.6.2 (October 13, 2019)

An issue was discovered in how voxel orientation interacts with TOPUP/eddy and outside fieldmaps. Unless everything is in LAS+ prior to going into TOPUP/eddy, the warps are incorrectly applied at the end of eddy. This resulted in fieldmap unwarping reports that looked good but a final output that is bizarrely warped. Additionally, GRE fieldmaps would result in outputs being under-unwarped. To fix all of these, TOPUP (if PEPOLAR fieldmaps are being used) and eddy occur in LAS+, then their outputs are converted to LPS+ for GRE fieldmaps, SyN. The rest of the pipeline happens in LPS+, like the SHORELine version.

  • Update installation method to match fMRIPrep

  • Add CI tests for reconstruction workflows

  • Make the --sloppy option affect the reconstruction workflows

  • Fixes bug in 3dSHORE reconstruction (incorrect scaling)

  • CRITICAL bug fix: convert everything to LAS+ if eddy is going to be used

  • Added built-in reconstruction workflows

  • Added Brainnetome, AICHA and the remaining Schaefer atlases

0.5.1, 0.5.1a, 0.5.2 (September 10, 2019)

  • Address issues in Nipype causing random crashes

0.5.0 (August 11, 2019)

  • Use antsMultiVariateTemplateConstruction2.sh to make a b=0 template across scan groups

  • Control the number of template iterations and deformation model with --intramodal_template_iters and --intramodal_template_transform.

0.4.6 (July 23, 2019)

  • More documentation updates

  • MSD calculated for MAPMRI

0.4.5 (July 22, 2019)

  • Scalar outputs from MAPMRI

0.4.4 (July 19, 2019)

  • Default eddy configuation changed to not use CUDA by default.

  • Valerie added content to documentation

0.4.3 (July 18, 2019)

FSL tools are used to match SHORELine motion parameters to those from eddy.

  • Fieldcoefs are calculated from PEPOLAR and GRE fieldmaps and sent to TOPUP

  • Motion estimates from SHORELine match eddy

0.4.0 (June 7, 2019)

Add workflows for eddy and TOPUP.

  • Adds eddy tests on CircleCI.