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  • TCIA REST APIs: Originally developed using Project Bindaas with Emory University, these APIs provide access to public collections and do not require authentication or API keys to use them. The TCIA REST API Guide describes these APIs.  
  • National Biomedical Imaging Archive (NBIA) Search REST APIs: Provided as part of the NBIA software, these APIs provide access to the search and download functions used in the TCIA radiology portal, and allow access to both public and limited access collections. In order to use these APIs, a developer must request a Client ID and Client Secret from the TCIA Help Desk, then use that Client ID and Client Secret to obtain an OAuth2 token. That token must be passed to the server in the https headers of API calls, as described in the guide NBIA Search REST API Guide.

Note that new versions of the APIs may introduce new data types that have not yet been documented. If you are interested in using the APIs and have any questions, please contact the TCIA Help Desk.