Collaborative Computational Project in Synergistic Reconstruction for Biomedical Imaging



We use Github as a repository for the CCP SyneRBI software, see and our software framework page for more info.

You can install our SIRF software in a few different ways, via

  • pre built CCPSyneRBI Virtual Machine, download below. This is suggested to familiarize with the software. Check our VM documentation for further info
  • Docker, or
  • by building the software yourself.

Please check our wiki page for more information. Here we provide links to downloadable files (the up-to-date VM is not yet available at present due to the large jump in dependencies but is expected soon).

CCPSyneRBI Virtual Machine


Older versions of the VM can be found with DOI (digital object identifier) 10.5281/zenodo.3552234. Please be aware that the file size is large, so download may take a long time and even fail.

The Virtual Machine has been created with VirtualBox 6.1.22 and with the VirtualBox Guest Additions (VGA) pre-installed.

Known issues:If you have a different version of VirtualBox than 6.1.22 you might experience issues, especially running the X server. We therefore strongly recommend to sync your VGA version


We also provide pre-built Docker images.

Demo Data Files

The two Siemens raw files that are needed for certain demos are currently available 

Zenodo Community

We have our own PET-MR community and SyneRBI community on Zenodo, where you can find example data sets, the VM etc.

Supporting Materials

The synergistic reconstruction training

Tools associated with the Leeds 2016 course are available here:

Posters and Papers

SIRF: Synergistic Image Reconstruction Framework CPC Volume 249, April 2020, 107087

Poster for PSMR2016

Legacy versions

Previous versions VM were SIRF 1.1.1 (10GB hard disk), SIRF 1.1.1 (30 GB hard disk), SIRF 0.9.0 and  SIRF 0.9.2.