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Retrieving data by collection is an easy and convenient way to grab a set of related data, usually assembled with a specific scientific objective in mind. Below is a quick guide for searching and downloading collections in The Cancer Imaging Archive.

Registration and Login

  1. NB: For most collections in the archive, it is no longer required to register a username and log in. 
  2. From the Cancer Imaging Archive Homepage, click the golden button at the right.
  3. You'll be taken to the site as below. Click on "Register Now" as circled below.
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    1. Agree to the terms of service.
    2. Fill out the registration form.
    3. You should receive an automated email with a link to confirm your identity. Once you click the link to confirm, you will be ready to log in.
  4. Navigate to to
  5. Log in with your new credentials.