A BXH/XCEDE header provides a consistent, portable, easily-parsable descriptor for one or more data files, which can consist of raw data, or remain encapsulated in their native format (i.e. DICOM, SIGNA, Analyze, etc.). The BXH/XCEDE header is image-format-agnostic, and stores important header information (such as byte order, dimensions, image position, acquisition parameters, etc.) to allow tools to read, display, and manipulate the stored data.
The latest distributions of the BXH/XCEDE tools software for various Linux distributions are available on NITRC: