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How to upload data to XNAT

Automatic Data Uploads

The majority of raw MRI and MEG data will be automatically uploaded to the XNAT platform after the scans are completed, using systems we have developed for individual scanners. In most cases, data will be available in XNAT within 1-2 hours after the scanning has completed.

The status of these systems can be seen below:

  • OHBA MEG - Active, running for all projects
  • OHBA 3T - Active, running for a limited number of projects
  • FMRIB 3T - Not active, in development
  • FMRIB 7T - Not active, in development
  • BSB 7T Small Mammal - Not active, in development

DICOM Uploading

If you have DICOM data to upload not already in XNAT, you can upload via the Desktop Client – This requires the XNAT Desktop Client to be installed (it is best suited for Windows and Mac devices – see the install guide for details).

Alternatively you can upload DICOM data from the XNAT homepage, from the top menu use Upload > Images > Compressed Uploader. This will allow you to upload a .zip or .tar file to XNAT containing DICOM data. You will be asked if you want to upload to the Pre-Archive or the Archive, if you are unsure then please read Using the Prearchive first.

Non DICOM Uploading

For any data not exclusively in DICOM format, it's easiest to use a script approach to upload to XNAT. We recommend the XNATpy python library for this approach. For examples of how you might do this, see the XNATpy tutorial

For further documentation and guides relating to uploading data to XNAT, please refer to the Resources tab above.