DSI Studio is distributed under the Apache License 2.0 (, applied to all MATLAB and C++ codes provided on the website.    

Download link:

     MAC OS X 
     Please download dsi_studio_64.dmg from one of the following links and open it. You may need to enable the permission to run a 3-party app (see instruction).
     Google Drive
     Baidu Yun

     *You may need to install Microsoft redistributable package here to run DSI Studio in windows (if it complains missing some dll files)

     Please download the zip file from one of the following links and unzip it to a folder. Click on the DSI Studio program icon to run it. 
     Google Drive
     One Drive
     Baidu Yun

     available by compiling DSI Studio or use the Docker container as follows:.

     available here.
     Previous versions can be found here.

Source Code:

Recent Updates:

     06/11/2018 DSI Studio now is able to show graph presentation. Check out:

     06/08/2018 New network measures implemented: Rich club with level=5, 10, 15, 20

     05/07/2018 Calculate helix angle for cardiac DTI
     05/02/2018 QSDR reconstructed FIB will also output DTI measures (FA, ADC, MD)

     04/11/2018 DIS Studio can do distortion correction similar to TOPUP but will use the entire DWI. It will need full AP or PA (LR or RL also works). Check out:

     04/04/2018 User can use a simple "parameter ID" to run command line fiber tracking. There is no need to assign each of the tracking parameters.

     03/05/2018 Connectometry can now be applied to animal scans.

     03/01/2018 QSDR supports any external templates. It can be applied to animal scans.

Consistency issue:

     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:

     You can use regular laptops or workstations to run DSI Studio. To achieve the best performance, I would recommend a computer with multi-core CPU (e.g. A 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. 

Registration (OPTIONAL)

     Technical assistance and consultation resources are freely available to registered users. If you have any suggestion or feature request, you may post it on the discussion group or contact me at frank.yeh (at)

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