Build Release

Download and unzip to run the executive. No installation needed

OS File Note
Unzip the file and click on the DSI Studio program to run it. If missing DLL files, install the package here.
You may need to enable permission to run a 3-party app.

previous versions



docker run -ti --rm -e DISPLAY=$DISPLAY -v /tmp/.X11-unix:/tmp/.X11-unix -v $PWD:/data dsistudio/dsistudio:latest


$ singularity pull docker://dsistudio/dsistudio:latest     # This creates a singularity container *.sif file from the latest release of DSI Studio. Make sure you keep a copy of .sif file for your results
$ singularity exec -B /var,/run -B /home/server/folder dsistudio_latest.sif dsi_studio  # Some cluster does not allow users to access host drive, and you may need to mount folder into singularity container
$ singularity exec dsistudio_latest.sif dsi_studio   #  This invoke the graphic interface of DSI Studio 
$ singularity exec dsistudio_latest.sif dsi_studio --action=rec --source=my.src.gz # call DSI Studio command line interface in the singularity container  


Academic Use

 DSI Studio is free for research purposes under the Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) license.
 Please mention the usage of DSI Studio in your academic publications.

Clinical Use

 DSI Studio is NOT FDA-approved/cleared and provided "AS-IS."
 Using it on clinical research requires your institution's IRB approval. 
 Users should be attentive to issues reported on the user support forum and be responsible for timely software updates. 

Optional Package

Neonate/Infant1yr/Infant2yr template To install, unzip the files and move them to the /atlas folder (Windows). For Mac users, right-click on to [Show Content] and move the files under Content/MacOS/atlas

DSI Studio has a very high turning rate, and occasionally the computation outcome may be different between versions. I would recommend users keep a local copy of DSI Studio for each research project and only update DSI Studio if a new project is initiated.

Hardware recommendation:

To achieve the best performance, I would recommend a computer with a multi-core CPU (e.g. Minimum memory of 2GB is needed. To handle a large number of tracks or image volumes, DSI Studio will need 32GB of memory or more.

GPU computation is not yet supported in DSI Studio.