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Questions about The Cancer Imaging Archive (TCIA) Website

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1. Do you have a User's Guide?

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The TCIA User Guide should provide all the direction you need. Please contact TCIA’s Help Desk with additional questions by calling +1 314-747-4254 or sending an email to help@cancerimagingarchive.net .

5. What if I am unable to connect to TCIA website?

Please contact TCIA’s Help Desk (+1 314-747-4254 ) or send us an email (help@cancerimagingarchive.net).

6. How do I submit feedback to TCIA website?

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If you answer YES, the captcha information will NOT display.

Questions about User Accounts

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1. When I try to register after entering the captcha phrase, I get a PMW 5033 error or an error message stating, "The PWM configuration is invalid or corrupt. Please correct the error, or remove the configuration file." How do I proceed?

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Assuming that you already have an account, from TCIA’s login page, click on the I cannot access my account link.

Questions about Accessing Collections

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1. How do I find additional information about a specific collection?

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To access a restricted collection, you can gain approval by calling the Help Desk at +1 314-747-4254, or send an email to help@cancerimagingarchive.net. Please indicate the name of the restricted collection.

3. How do I determine the status of a collection that has been submitted?

Please contact TCIA Help Desk (+1 314-747-4254 ) or send an email (help@cancerimagingarchive.net) and indicate the name of the collection.

4. Is a listing of all of the modality abbreviations available?

Yes, they are listed here.

Questions about Searching for Images

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1. How do I search and download images as well as find out information about a specific collection?

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Collection descriptions provide information about what disease was studied. On the Search Images page, scroll down to the collections block and click on the question mark to the left of the collection name. Click to see a brief description of the collection; it will usually have pointers to a site where more detailed information about the collection is available. 

Questions about Downloading Images

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1. How do I download images in JPEG, TIFF, or BMP rather than DICOM format?

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The maximum number of series that Java allows Download Manager to hold in a single shopping cart is around 3500. The number of series in your basket will display on the left navigator at the top under My Data Basket > View Contents.

 

Questions about the TCGA-related imaging data

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How do I find additional information about brain tumors?

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The TCGA-Lower Grade Glioma (LGG) collection is another set of brain tumor images: TCGA-LGG.

Questions about Tumors

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Do the exams in TCIA show both malignant and benign tumors?

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