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Introduction and Acknowledgements

Extension: TCIABrowser
Acknowledgments: This work is funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute through the Grant Quantitative Image Informatics for Cancer Reasearch (QIICR) (U24 CA180918) (PIs Kikinis and Fedorov).
Authors: Alireza Mehrtash(SPL), Andrey Fedorov (SPL)
Contact: Alireza Mehrtash, mehrtash at bwh dot harvard dot edu

License: Slicer License

Quantitative Image Informatics for Cancer Research  
Surgical Planning Laboratory (SPL)  
National Alliance for Medical Image Computing (NA-MIC)  

Module Description

The Cancer Imaging Archive (TCIA) hosts a large collection of Cancer medical imaging data which is available to public through a programmatic interface (REST API). TCIA Browser is a Slicer module by which the user can connect to the TCIA archive, browse different collections, patients, studies and series, download the images and visualize them in 3D Slicer.


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Panels and their use

  • Step 1: Connect to the server
Press connect button to connect to TCIA archive with 3D Slicer unique API-KEY. TCIA will provide a list of available collections and the browser will pop up automatically. If you have your own unique API and want to use that you can add your own API using the "+" button and then select it using the combo box.
Module GUI
  • Step 2: Browse the collections
Module GUI
  • Step 3: Download a Series
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