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NBIA

NIAMS

XNAT Central

Image Data Archive

Function BIRN Data Repository

NIRL Imaging Database

Give A Scan

Optical Society of America (OSA)

Pediatric MRI Data Repository

Insight Journal




Supporting Institution(s)

Cancer Imaging Program, caBIG

NIAMS, caBIG

WUSTL, BIRN

Lab of NeuroImaging UCLA (LONI)

BIRN

BIRN

Lung Cancer Alliance, Kitware

Optical Society of America, Kitware

NIH, NDAR

Insight Journal Kitware




Content Type

In Vivo Cancer Imaging

Osteoarthritis

Biomedical images and meta data

ADNI (Alzheimers),
CRYO (histology),
ICBM (Brain mapping),
AIBL (Autralian Aging)

Brain scans

ELUDE (Elderly Depression),
MIRIAD (Depression)

Patient-contributed Medical scans

Optical

Normal brain development 

Biomedical images and meta data




Archive Software

NBIA

NBIA

XNAT

Image Data Archive

custom

XNAT

MIDAS

MIDAS

custom

MIDAS




Login account required

For advanced site features or limited access data sets, but is not required for accessing public data

Yes

For accessing limited access data sets, but not for public data

Yes, via email address.  Used only for providing links for downloading data.

 

For accessing limited access data sets, but not for public data

No

For accessing limited access data sets, but not for public data

Yes

For accessing limited access data sets, but not for public data




Explicit data sharing policy

Yes, with options for uploading fully open or limited access data sets

Yes, found here

No

 

 

 

 

 






Accepting new data

Yes, with approval from NCI CBIIT/CIP

 

Yes, users can register accounts and upload data

 

 

 

 

 

Yes, through Lung Cancer Alliance

Yes, through the Optical Society of America


Yes, users can register accounts and upload data




Central curation/review

Yes, performed by CBIIT/CIP staff

 

No

 

 

 

 

Yes, performed by Lung Cancer Alliance

 

Yes, performed by the Optical Society of America


Yes, performed by Kitware staff and peer reviews




Availability/Uptime

~99%, hosted on a redundant production system at NCI CBIIT

 

 

 

 

 

~99%, hosted on a production server at Kitware

 

 

~99.9%, hosted on a production server at OSA


~99%, hosted on a production server at Kitware




Project- or Collection- based groupings?

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 

Yes

Yes

Yes


Yes




Size of Current Volume

~3TB

~6TB

 

 

 

 

~2GB

  ~50GB  


~60GB




number of DICOM Tags query-able

~90

~90

 

 

 

 

 

 






Data submission/download methods

Submission via DICOM or HTTPS protocols using CTP. Download via Web (zip), FTP, Java Webstart client

Submission via DICOM or HTTPS protocols. Download via Web (zip), FTP, Java Webstart client

Submission via Web UI or DICOM protocol.  Download via Web (zip) or Java applet.

 

 

 

Submission via Web UI,
Download via Web (zip).

Submission via Web UI,
Download via Web (zip).

 

 


Submission via Web UI, DICOM push, MIDASDesktop, WebDAV.
Download via Web (zip), MIDASDesktop or WebDAV




Helpdesk Support

Yes, CBIIT Application Support

Yes, CBIIT Application Support

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Affiliation with Journal

No

No

No

 

 

 

  

Yes






caBIG

NBIA

  • Open source, federated model for grid based image sharing.
  • Allows for "nodes" to be deployed in other institutions, which can then be connected via the grid so they are query-able from any NBIA server.
  • Includes both public data access without login as well as option to build secure role-based Collections which require special access via logging in
  • Simple search query options include node selection, modality, contrast enhancement, anatomical site, image slice thickness, Collections (pre-defined sets of related images), the date the images were made available, and whether or not they have associated annotations
  • Advanced and Dynamic search options available to search upwards of 70 additional DICOM tag attributes
  • Images can be viewed on the web site via JPG thumbnails or using the Cine functionality
  • Allows for storage of annotation files and meta data, though there are plans to move most of this functionality to AIM data services in the near future
  • Downloads are provided in 3 formats, either via a Java webstart client (no size requirement issues, images are not zipped) or HTTP (zipped, for downloads <3GB in size) or an emailed link to an FTP site (zipped, for downloads >3GB in size)
  • Currently 2 major nodes hosted at NCI, one for CIP/CBIIT and another for NIAMS.
    • CIP/CBIIT
      • http://imaging.nci.nih.gov
      • Contains ~25 purpose built image collections, ~15 of which are publicly accessible to anyone - more info on the contents of each collection can be found at https://wiki.nci.nih.gov/x/lRWy
      • Collections range in size from as small as a handful of patients up to larger collections such as LIDC-IDRI (1010 patients) or the colonoscopy collections (over 800 patients each)
      • Approximately 2.5 TB of image data as of August 2010
    • NIAMS

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NBIA

XNAT

MIDAS


 

 

Interface/GUI

Web

Web

Web/Desktop Application

 

 

 

Query types/flexibility

Simple (9 parameters), Advanced (10 more parameters), Dynamic (boolean query of up to 90 DICOM tags)

Limited subset of DICOM tags out of the box but is highly configurable for adding the ability to query on just about any kind of meta data you wish to provide

  Customizable, search by any tags registered in the system

 

 

 

Role Based Security

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

Public access option (no login req)

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

Active Development

Yes, NCI CBIIT

Yes, WUSTL Neuroinformatics Research Group

Yes, Kitware

 

 

 

License

Open source - NBIA License Agreement Details

Open source - XNAT License Agreement Details

non-restrictive (BSD) open-source license

 

 

 

Supports Federated Implementation

Yes, can discover other nodes on the caGrid

Not currently, but there are plans to add this functionality eventually

No

 

 

 

API available

Yes, caGrid

Yes, ?RESTFUL web services?

  Yes, REST, OAI-PMH

 

 

 

Supported image formats

DICOM

  

DICOM and other ITK-based format

 

 

 

Supported metadata formats

XML, Zip

  

XML

 

 

 

Transfer protocols (import/export)

DICOM, HTTPS

  

HTTPS, DICOM

 

 

 

Controlled Vocabulary

Follows caBIG standards (caDSR/EVS)

  

NIH Mesh and Dublin Core

 

 

 

Deployment Support

Yes, CBIIT Application Support or via NBIA User Listserv

  

Yes, MIDAS mailing list

 

 

 

Support Operating Systems

Linux, Mac, Windows

Linux, Windows  

Linux, Windows, Mac

 

 

 

Data submission options

Submission to NBIA is performed by a java tool called CTP developed out of RSNA.  CTP has options to import data from HDD or directly from a PACS or DICOM Workstation.

Direct upload is available through the web UI, direct DICOM transfer, or one could utilize the DICOM Browser java tool.  

Direct upload via web UI, direct DICOM transfer via push, MIDASDesktop transfer (includes command line tools), WebDAV support.

 

 

 

Standard of De-Identification

Incorporates S142 standards via CTP profiles

No, but scripts based on standards could be written for DICOM Browser if desired

  No, but pre-storage filters can be run automatically

 

 

 

Support for multi-site submissions

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

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