XNAT Features and Services

Please find below some features of TraIT XNAT and description of the TraIT XNAT services.


Image De-identification and Submission



Links to other data storage and analysis tools

The TraIT services go well beyond the basic hosting of a set of tools. The project created an integrated IT platform that helps to accelerate translational research: link results of basic biomedical research to (the variation in) patient’s symptoms or clinical outcome to enable development of new diagnostic methods or therapies to be used in clinical care.

Links to XNAT can be implemented in a variety of the other TraIT tools, e.g. OpenClinica,CataloguetranSMART. When working with these tools you can, for example, directly open the specific patient images in XNAT from the tool itself.

Integration with Ldot is being evaluated at the moment.

Multi center access

The TraIT XNAT environment is accessible via the internet from all over the world. Therefore it is possible to capture data from different centres for one study in this XNAT environment.


Large user and active development community

Since XNAT was adopted by TraIT as the preferred image data capture suite in 2013, its user base on the TraIT server has grown to over 130 clinical studies involving more than 12000 subjects.

XNAT and CTP are open-source applications. The advantage of the open-source model compared to a proprietary model, is that multiple independent contributors can review the source code. Any enhancements made are then added to the version available to the entire community. This external review possibility increases the quality of the software and is called the ‘many-eyes’ principle.
Both tools are supported by large communities and/or organizations guaranteeing their continued development. XNAT is maintained by the Washington University School of Medicine and CTP by the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
User forums and/or direct contact with developing organizations are available for all tools where users can ask questions, submit suggestions for new features, and report issues.
TraIT has reported on and contributed to a number of enhancements and bug fixes through these channels.



TraIT does not organise formal training for XNAT at the moment. This may be done in the future. Please see also the TraIT training portfolio for more details of available training.


User Support