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Browse a list of all TCIA data. This is the best way to get a comprehensive picture of all data types associated with each Collection.

Use the TCIA Radiology Portal to perform detailed searches across datasets and visualize images before you download them.

Our API enables software developers to directly query the public resources of TCIA and retrieve information into their applications.

Browse segmentations, annotations and other analyses of existing Collections contributed by others in the TCIA user community.

Use TCIA Histopathology Portal to perform detailed searches and visualize images before you download them. beta

Browse tools developed by the TCIA community to provide additional capabilities for downloading or analyzing our data.

Please review the Data Usage Policies and Restrictions below.

Data Usage Policy

Any user accessing TCIA data must agree to:

  • Not attempt to identify individual human research participants from whom the data were obtained, and follow all other conditions specified in our Site Disclaimer
  • Acknowledge in all oral or written presentations, disclosures, or publications the specific dataset(s) or applicable accession number(s) and the NIH-designated data repositories through which the investigator accessed any data.

Please consult the Citation & Data Usage Policy for each Collection you’ve used to verify any usage restrictions. Some collections have additional copyrights or restrictions associated with their use which we have summarized at the end of this page for convenience. Most collections are freely available to browse, download, and use for commercial, scientific and educational purposes as outlined in the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

Citing TCIA (general)

For any manuscript developed using data from The Cancer Imaging Archive (TCIA) please cite the relevant collection citations (see below) as well as the following TCIA publication:

Clark K, Vendt B, Smith K, et al. The Cancer Imaging Archive (TCIA): Maintaining and Operating a Public Information Repository. Journal of Digital Imaging. 2013; 26(6): 1045-1057. doi: 10.1007/s10278-013-9622-7. (link)

Please contact us at so we can include your work on our Related Publications page.  We also encourage researchers to tweet about their TCIA-related research with the hash tag #TCIAimaging.

Citing Specific TCIA Collections

Each published TCIA Collection has an associated data citation.  When citing a TCIA collection, be sure to use the full data citation rather than citing the wiki page as a URL. Researchers can use to create citations in the accepted format for most major publishers if you paste in the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) from a TCIA dataset. Consult the Citation & Data Usage Policy found on each Collection’s summary page to learn more about how it should be cited and any usage restrictions.  For some collections, there may also be additional papers that should be cited listed in this section.

Here is a screenshot showing where to find the DOI and data usage policy on each collection page: