NCI’s Imaging Data Commons Releases New Type of Image Data

After months of work, NCI’s Imaging Data Commons (IDC) has released three new data collections contributed by the Human Tumor Atlas Network (HTAN). These include multichannel fluorescence imaging data, a type of IDC image data where opacity and colors can be configured in the user interface.

The IDC and HTAN Data Coordination Center teams collaborated on curating these data in ways that helped the IDC team in converting them into DICOM-TIFF format and developing new visualization capabilities.

A major benefit of the IDC’s v10 release is that image files are now available in Google Storage buckets that do not require user authentication, which makes the data easier to access.

As a reminder, public download is available for any of the images seen in the IDC portal with no egress charges.

For questions, drop by IDC Office Hours on Tuesdays from 4:30–5:30 p.m. ET and Wednesdays from 10:30–11:30 a.m. ET.

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