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The Cancer Imaging Archive (TCIA) is a service which de-identifies and hosts medical images of cancer for public download. The data are organized as “collections”; typically patients’ imaging related by a common disease (e.g. lung cancer), image modality or type (MRI, CT, digital histopathology, etc) or research focus. DICOM is the primary file format used by TCIA for radiology imaging. Supporting data related to the images such as patient outcomes, treatment details, genomics and expert analyses are also provided when available.

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The Cancer Imaging Archive (TCIA): maintaining and operating a public information repository.

Clark K,Vendt B,Smith K,Freymann J,Kirby J,Koppel P,Moore S,Phillips S,Maffitt D,Pringle M,Tarbox L,Prior F
J Digit Imaging 2013

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Quantitative Imaging Network: Data Sharing and Competitive AlgorithmValidation Leveraging The Cancer Imaging Archive.

Kalpathy-Cramer J,Freymann JB,Kirby JS,Kinahan PE,Prior FW
Transl Oncol 2014

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Iterative probabilistic voxel labeling: automated segmentation for analysis of The Cancer Imaging Archive glioblastoma images.

Steed TC,Treiber JM,Patel KS,Taich Z,White NS,Treiber ML,Farid N,Carter BS,Dale AM,Chen CC
AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 2014

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The public cancer radiology imaging collections of The Cancer Imaging Archive.

Prior F,Smith K,Sharma A,Kirby J,Tarbox L,Clark K,Bennett W,Nolan T,Freymann J
Sci Data 2017

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TCIApathfinder: an R client for The Cancer Imaging Archive REST API.

Russell P,Fountain K,Wolverton D,Ghosh D
Cancer Res 2018

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Molecular physiology of contrast enhancement in glioblastomas: An analysis of The Cancer Imaging Archive (TCIA).

Treiber JM,Steed TC,Brandel MG,Patel KS,Dale AM,Carter BS,Chen CC
J Clin Neurosci 2018

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  • U01CA148131 (National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, USA)

  • U01CA154602 (National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, USA)