I have a dataset where two pairs of spin echo field maps were collected (participants took a break in the middle of the scan). For a subset of participants however, the first pair of field maps are unusable because they contain the same phase encoding direction. In a
fmap directory with both pairs I would name them as such:
sub-01_dir-AP_run-01_epi.json sub-01_dir-AP_run-01_epi.nii.gz sub-01_dir-AP_run-02_epi.json sub-01_dir-AP_run-02_epi.nii.gz sub-01_dir-PA_run-01_epi.json sub-01_dir-PA_run-01_epi.nii.gz sub-01_dir-PA_run-02_epi.json sub-01_dir-PA_run-02_epi.nii.gz
run-01 refers to the first pair, and
run-02 to the second pair.
For a participant with only 1 good pair of field maps, should I still specify the run tag (for naming consistency sake across the dataset), or not (for parsimony sake)? I’m leaning towards the latter, since
run is an optional tag and there aren’t multiple acquisitions with the same parameters, but I wanted to check before proceeding.
Thanks for the help.