MRtrix3: A fast, flexible and open software framework for medical image processing and visualisation

Neuroimage. 2019 Nov 15:202:116137. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.116137. Epub 2019 Aug 29.


MRtrix3 is an open-source, cross-platform software package for medical image processing, analysis and visualisation, with a particular emphasis on the investigation of the brain using diffusion MRI. It is implemented using a fast, modular and flexible general-purpose code framework for image data access and manipulation, enabling efficient development of new applications, whilst retaining high computational performance and a consistent command-line interface between applications. In this article, we provide a high-level overview of the features of the MRtrix3 framework and general-purpose image processing applications provided with the software.

Keywords: Image; MRI; Processing; Software; Visualisation.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Humans
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Neuroimaging*
  • Software Design*