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Questions about User Accounts

1. Do I need a user account to access TCIA?

Not unless you need to access private collections, or use shared lists.  Just click on "Search Images" without entering login information

2. 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?

Assuming you are using Internet Explorer, change your browser's language to English by following these steps:

1. From the menu bar, select Tools.
2. Select Internet Options.
3. Click on General > Language and set to English (US).

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3. How do I obtain a TCIA user ID and password?

From TCIA’s login page, click on the Register Now link.   

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4. What if I have issues pertaining to my TCIA user ID or password?

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

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

You can reference the corresponding wiki pages for any particular collection when you are logged into TCIA. From the search page, in the collection area, mouse over and click on the question mark symbol for information on each collection. If there is a wiki available for the collection, click on it.

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You can find additional information pertaining to image data from the TCIA home page: http://www.cancerimagingarchive.net/

In the middle of the page, under For Researchers, click on the link titled The Image Collections, which will direct you to our public wiki. This wiki is organized into purpose-built Collections.

A collection of studies typically includes several subjects (patients). In some collections, there may be only one study per subject. In other collections, subjects may have been followed over time, in which case there will be multiple studies per subject. The subjects typically have a particular disease in common and/or disease at a particular anatomical site (prostate, lung, brain, etc.).

The wiki table of contents contains a list of collections available on TCIA. Each link in the table of contents contains information concerning the scientific value of a collection as well as additional meta-data when available from the data providers.

Under the Completed and Ongoing Collections table, you can sort columns. For example, for magnetic resonance images (MRIs) of the prostate, sort by Anatomical Sites, which will bring all MRIs of the prostate to the top of the listfind a list of all collections on the TCIA home page: http://www.cancerimagingarchive.net.  The middle window on this page is labeled "TCIA Collections".  It contains a list of all collections in TCIA.  The orange "Search TCIA" button takes you to the TCIA search page.  Typing anything into the "Filter table" input box will restrict the list of collections to those which match the pattern in the box.  To access detailed information about a collection, click on the link in the "Collection" column.  This will take you to a page in the wiki with detailed information about the collection.

You can reference the corresponding wiki pages for any particular collection when you are logged into TCIA. From the search page, in the collection area, mouse over and click on the question mark symbol for information on each collection. If there is a wiki available for the collection, click on it.

2. How do I request access to a restricted collection?

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