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This collection contains MR images of both low and high grade glial brain lesions. Data includes post-contrast T1w images with co-registered volumes of dynamic susceptibility contrast (DSC) MR images in DICOM format. Binary regions of interest are also included, in DICOM format, of the lesion, arterial input function, normal appearing white matter, normal appearing cerebral cortex, and whole brain. The data was provided to help facilitate research activities of the National Cancer Institute's (NCI's) Quantitative Imaging Network (QIN). This collection was supported by Grant U01 CA176110.

About the NCI QIN

The mission of the QIN is to improve the role of quantitative imaging for clinical decision making in oncology by developing and validating data acquisition, analysis methods, and tools to tailor treatment for individual patients and predict or monitor the response to drug or radiation therapy. More information is available on the Quantitative Imaging Network Collections page. Interested investigators can apply to the QIN at: Quantitative Imaging for Evaluation of Responses to Cancer Therapies (U01) PAR-11-150.


We would like to acknowledge the individuals and institutions that have provided data for this collection: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Special thanks to Kathleen Schmainda, Ph.D. and Melissa Prah, Department of Radiology, Division of Imaging Science.

Data Access

Some data in this collection contains images that could potentially be used to reconstruct a human face. To safeguard the privacy of participants, users must sign and submit a TCIA Restricted License Agreement to before accessing the data.

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Images (DICOM, 30.8 GB)


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Images Size (GB)30.8

Citations & Data Usage Policy 

Users must abide by the TCIA Data Usage Policy and Restrictions. Attribution should include references to the following citations:

Data Citation

Kathleen M Schmainda, Melissa A Prah, Jennifer M Connelly, Scott D Rand. (2016). Glioma DSC-MRI Perfusion Data with Standard Imaging and ROIs [ Dataset ] . The Cancer Imaging Archive. DOI: 10.7937/K9/TCIA.2016.5DI84Js8

Publication Citation

Schmainda KM, Prah MA, Rand SD, Liu Y, Logan B, Muzi M, Rane SD, Da X, Yen YF, Kalpathy-Cramer J, Chenevert TL, Hoff B, Ross B, Cao Y, Aryal MP, Erickson B, Korfiatis P, Dondlinger T, Bell L, Hu L, Kinahan PE, Quarles CC. (2018). Multisite Concordance of DSC-MRI Analysis for Brain Tumors: Results of a National Cancer Institute Quantitative Imaging Network Collaborative Project. American Journal of Neuroradiology, 39(6), 1008–1016. DOI: 10.3174/ajnr.a5675

TCIA Citation

Clark K, Vendt B, Smith K, Freymann J, Kirby J, Koppel P, Moore S, Phillips S, Maffitt D, Pringle M, Tarbox L, Prior F.  (2013) The Cancer Imaging Archive (TCIA): Maintaining and Operating a Public Information Repository, Journal of Digital Imaging, Volume 26, Number 6, December, 2013, pp 1045-1057. DOI:  10.1007/s10278-013-9622-7

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Version 3 (Current): Updated 2019/08/28

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Lifted "Limited Access" embargo.

Version 2: Updated 2016/03/29

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Added 6 new series, 1 source DSC for each of the 6 MRI platforms.

Version 1: Updated 2015/08/25

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