MRIcroGL is medical image viewer that allows you to load overlays (e.g. statistical maps), draw regions of interest (e.g. create lesion maps).

Availability and Restrictions


MRIcroGL is available on Pitzer cluster. These are the versions currently available:

Version Pitzer Notes
1.2.20220720 X*  

* Current default version

You can use module spider mricrogl to view available modules for a given machine. Feel free to contact OSC Help if you need other versions for your work.


mricrogl is available to all OSC users. Please review the license before you use. 

Publisher/Vendor/Repository and License Type

The Software has been developed for research purposes only and is not a clinical tool.

Copyright (c) 2014-2019 Chris Rorden. All rights reserved.

See more about the license for MRIcroGL at the GitHub repository here.


Usage on Pitzer


To configure your environment for use of MRIcroGL, run the following command:  module load mricrogl. The default version will be loaded.

MRIcroGL is a GUI based software, so it requires an x11 connection. You can read about it from here for more details, but the simplest way to access the GUI is by using the OnDemand portal. Once you have an x11 connection, you can open the GUI by doing the following:

$ module load mricrogl
$ mricrogl.sif

MRIcroGL is installed in an apptainer container. For more information about apptainer usages, please read OSC apptainer page.

Further Reading