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The Acquisitions tab provides an overview of all the acquisitions and acquisition files within a given session. The data is in chronological order of the time the data was acquired. Each acquisition can have multiple files associated with it. Typically, these are different file formats of the same underlying data.


Instruction Steps

Rename an Acquisition

  1. Select the options menu next to the Acquisition


  1. Select Information.
  2. Edit the label, and click Save.

Filtering acquisitions and files

In your Project, you can find specific data by filtering an Acquisition by time, description, file measurement, or type, using search bars above the acquisitions list.

Acquisition Filtering Screenshot


Flywheel determines the classification by using information from the DICOM header, such as the "SessionDescription" field. It parses the values of those fields for keywords and character strings to select the best classification.

Data Origin

The icons next to each file represent the origin of the data and whether it came from a device, was manually uploaded, or was produced by a gear. By hovering over the icon next to each file, where it came from, file size, file name, and the name and time any gear was run on that file.

Icon Description
Original data as received from device
Derived data as output from a Gear
User uploaded data

View and Edit File Metadata

To view additional metadata about a given file, click the options menu add_ons_options_menu.png, then select Information.

The metadata in the file information is NOT necessarily what's in a file's header information. When running the MR Classifier gear on DICOM data, this header information is pulled from the file and copied into Flywheel's metadata.

This metadata is editable by the user, but editing it does not edit the file or its header itself.