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  • Quick Start Guide: Using CTP and FileSender Software to Send Images to TCIA

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  1. You will receive an email inviting you to download a zip file from the Washington University Dropbox service. An example of the email follows.
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  2. Click the link to start the download process.
  3. Click the zip file name to begin the download.
  4. Extract files . The page may read " We're sorry, we can't preview .zip files" that's fine, click the download button  as shown:
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  5. What you download is compressed. Right click (or apple-click) to choose “Extract” or “Unzip” the downloaded file to a folder where you have write access. You  You might want to create a folder in the root directory, i.e. ‘C:\CTP’.

    Two folders are created. CTP contains the anonymization software. FileSender contains a way to transmit DICOM files internally to CTP.
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Step 2 – Create a mapping table between your patient IDs (probably MRN numbers) and the TCIA IDs