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Below you can find several self help guides for using The Cancer Imaging Archive and other documentation useful to end users and submitters.  If you'd like to speak with a person about your inquiry live support options are also available as outlined on the Cancer Imaging Archive Support Site.

For help using TCIA:

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If you would prefer to interact with TCIA's Helpdesk staff, please visit https://www.cancerimagingarchive.net/support/.

Video Tutorials

The Cancer Imaging Archive team participated in the "Public Cancer Imaging Data Repositories for Biomedical Data Science Research" tutorial workshop at the 23rd international conference on Medical Image Computing & Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) on October 8, 2020. The workshop included the following 4 presentations:

Introduction & Publishing New Data on TCIA - John Freymann

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Browsing Radiology and Pathology Data - Justin Kirby

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Searching/filtering/displaying data - Lawrence Tarbox

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Additional tools to access the data - Fred Prior

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Accessing TCIA data

Review the following documentation:

  • Cancer Imaging Archive User's Guide - An extensive guide documenting all of the features within the TCIA web site
  • Searching by Collection - A short guide on how to search by Collection in NBIA. Collections are purpose-built data sets relating to a common scientific research initiative or project.
  • Image Collections - This wiki page lists all of the different collections hosted within TCIA.

For submitting data to TCIA:

Submitting Data to TCIA