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About NBIA

The National Biomedical Imaging Archive (NBIA) is a free and open source service and software application that enables users to securely store, search, and download diagnostic medical images, providing a searchable national repository integrating in vivo cancer images with clinical and genomic data. Using role-based security, NBIA provides web-based access to de-identified DICOM images, image markup, annotations, and rich metadata.

Along with the Clinical Trial Processor (CTP) software from the Radiological Society of North America, NBIA supports customized de-identification of images. NBIA is able to integrate with other imaging applications to cull various data types, clinical data, genomic data, and other research files, such as Radiotherapy objects.

The ultimate goals of the project include:

  1. Creation of an imaging informatics infrastructure that provides cost-effective support for purpose-built and other databases as necessary, precluding the need to create separate infrastructure for each database.
  2. Development of searchable imaging reference libraries linked to clinical outcomes data to assist researchers and practitioners.
  3. Availability of the archive for mining and integration by the broader research and clinical community.
  4. Robust support for data-driven decision making in oncology and medical practice in general by clinicians throughout the world.