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You can view and download these images on the Cancer Imaging Archive by selecting the TCGA-GBM collection.

Project Summary

The TCGA-GBM data collection is part of a larger effort to enhance the TCGA data set with characterized radiological images.

The Cancer Imaging Program (CIP) with the cooperation of several of the TCGA tissue-contributing institutions has archived a large portion of the radiological images of the genetically-analyzed GBM cases.

Clinical, genetic, and pathological data resides in the TCGA data portal while the radiological data is stored on the Cancer Imaging Archive.   The data utilizes the same TCGA patient identifiers in both repositories, allowing researchers to explore the correlations between tissue genotype and radiological phenotype. Although the image archive has only acquired GBM cases at this point images from new TCGA-studied tumor types will be acquired and made available on the Cancer Imaging Archive.

CIP TCGA-GBM Informatics Initiative

The Cancer Imaging Program has begun multiple projects to collaborate with the academic community to encourage cross disciplinary research which utilizes the data provided in these resources.

caBIG Tools for TCGA-GBM Analysis

Informatics software for use with this data has also been developed as part of the caBIG TCGA Enterprise Use-Case project. This caBIG enterprise use-case enables TCGA images stored in NBIA to be displayed on three different free and/or open source DICOM viewer workstations that possess annotation and markup capabilities based on Annotation Imaging Markup (AIM).

At present, the caBIG Imaging Workspace completed Phase I of this Enterprise Use-Case. ClearCanvas (Windows OS), Osirix (Mac) and XIP (caBIG open source/cross platform) were customized to allow retrieval of images from NBIA over the caGrid, markup by AIM standards, and storage back to an AIM-E Grid data service. More information can be found on the TCGA Radiology Project Phase I Homepage.