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The NBIA Data Retriever is a software product you can download and install so that you can download radiology images from from the TCIA Radiology Portal

If you are using Linux, you can alternatively access NBIA Data Retriever's command-line interface, which does not require the desktop environment.

  • To run the NBIA Data Retriever on CentOS, run the following sample command.

    /opt/NBIADataRetriever/NBIADataRetriever --cli <location>/<manifest file name>.tcia -d <parent location>/<download directory> -l <location>/<credential file> -v –f
  • To run the NBIA Data Retriever on Ubuntu, run the following sample command.

    /opt/nbia-data-retriever/nbia-data-retriever --cli <location>/<manifest file name>.tcia -d <parent location>/<download directory> -l <location>/<credential file> -v –f

The options available for the command line interface are described in the following table.

OptionDescription
-c, -C, --cli, --CLIIndicates running as a CLI app.
-u, -U <user name>Optional
-p, -P <password>Optional
-l <credential file>Optional
-d, -D < download directory>Optional. Default is the current directory.
-v, -VVerbose. Default is false.
-q, -QQuiet. Default is false
-f, -FSkip the series the user does not have access to. Force the user to download the series if the user has access. Default is false.
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