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As of August 2010 the archive contains 9 "communities" which appear to be 9 patients with lung cancer totaling approximately 1GB of data.  The site provides some meta data information about the images and clinical info about the subjects.  Images are hosted in DICOM format.  The archive can be browsed by Community/patient/study/series or searched by modality and other image meta data.

NA-MIC

National Alliance for Medical Image Computing (NA-MIC) Image Gallery: The archive is hosted by the Kitware image archive solution called MIDAS: http://www.kitware.com/products/midas.html

Optical Society of America (OSA)

http://wwwmidas.na-micosa.org/publicationsmidaspub/galleryAs of August 2010 this consisted of ~376 images.  All images appear to be JPGs or similar compressed file types rather than actual DICOM.  The purpose of this gallery seems to be to create a repository for images, charts, and figures referenced in publications submitted to NA-MIC's publication database (

This archive is a collection of optical images. Like the Lung Cancer Alliance archive it is also hosted using Kitware's MIDAS archive software. This archive hosts 6 top level "communities" which contain anywhere from 4 to 242 items within them. In this case it seems not all of the data is DICOM but some of it is. Three of the Communities appear to be unrelated demonstration collections not tied to OSA as they contain lesion sizing data sets of lung images.

NA-MIC

National Alliance for Medical Image Computing (NA-MIC) Image Gallery: http://www.na-mic.org/publications).   Images can be browsed by patient/study/series or searched by modality and a number of other image based features.

National Database for Autism Research (NDAR)

http://ndar.nih.gov/ndarpublicweb/aboutNDAR.go

According /gallery

As of August 2010 this consisted of ~376 images.  All images appear to be JPGs or similar compressed file types rather than actual DICOM.  The purpose of this gallery seems to be to create a repository for images, charts, and figures referenced in publications submitted to NA-MIC's publication database (http://www.na-mic.org/publications).   Images can be browsed by patient/study/series or searched by modality and a number of other image based features.

National Database for Autism Research (NDAR)

http://ndar.nih.gov/ndarpublicweb/aboutNDAR.go

According to http://ndar.nih.gov/ndarpublicweb/aboutNDAR.go#federation-

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The original Pediatric MRI Data Repository is located at https://nihpd.crbs.ucsd.edu/nihpd/info/index.html. Access to the data requires filling out multiple forms and faxing them to an office at NIH to receive permission. I have not yet requested access at this time to find out exactly what's in the archive, however some information about their quality control processes reveal a little about the image protocols and can be learned about here: https://nihpd.crbs.ucsd.edu/nihpd/info/quality_control.html

NIH Image Bank

The NIH Image Bank is located at http://media.nih.gov/imagebank/index.aspx

EORTC

  According to http://wwwmedia.eortcnih.begov/services/forms/erp/defaultimagebank/about.aspx

EORTC TUMOR BANK (pathology)

MIDAS

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The NIH Image Bank contains images from the collections of the 27 institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health. Contents include general biomedical and science-related images, clinicians, computers, patient care-related images, microscopy images, and various exterior images.

The point of the image bank appears to be more for promotional and marketing images. I did not notice any high quality medical images of actual patients or DICOM files which might be usable for research purposes.

European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC)

http://www.eortc.be/services/forms/erp/default.aspx

According to their site investigators can make requests for access to data collected as part of EORTC trials after the primary end point has been published on. I did not see any place that outlined what trials are being conducted, what trials have been completed and reached their publication of primary endpoint, or exactly what types of data are collected. However in the PDF on this page which outlines their data sharing policy in more detail it lists in the section "4.3 Data Transfer" that "data will preferentially transferred in the form of an ASCII file (with .dat extension), with associated SAS programs to load the data into SAS." I saw no mention of how they handle images in this section and thus assume they may not collect or distribute any.

Image archive software solutions

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