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Small Animal Imaging Program

NCI-MIPortal Image Archive

  • To request access to NCI-MIPortal, please send an email to SAIP-HELP@LIST.NIH.GOV
  • You will receive confirmation via e-mail that your account is active
  • To login to the image archive:
  • Launch a browser (Internet Explorer (IE) 7, IE8, Safari and/or Firefox)
    Enter in the navigation toolbar.
    Click “Login” at the right side of the page.
    Enter NIH AD credential. Your NIH AD credential is your NIH e-mail user name and password

  • Java is required for previewing and downloading your images within NCI-MIPortal
  • Video tutorials are available at the training page (MIPortal Video Tutorials)
  • For assistance in using the NCI-MIPortal, please send an e-mail to: SAIP-HELP@LIST.NIH.GOV

Image Analysis Computing Infrastructure

For assistance in using imaging programs (ITK-SNAP, Slicer 3, or MIPAV), or request assistance in image analysis, please send an e-mail to: SAIP-HELP@LIST.NIH.GOV

Remote Desktop Access (

SAIP remote desktop server provides remote image data access and analysis capability to NIH/NCI users. The remote desktop server does not serve as a storage for user image files and results. User image files and results left on the server will be cleaned up periodically.

  • To login to the remote desktop:On user local machine, click on the Start bar->All Programs->Accessories->Remote Desktop Connection

    Enter the following parameters in the Remote Desktop Connection program:

    Username: NIH/e-mail user name
    Password: use your NIH e-mail password

  • Image display and analysis programs installed on the server:
    • ITK-SNAP: SNAP is a software application used to segment structures in 3D medical images. It is also an easy to use image viewing application.
    • MIPAV: The MIPAV (Medical Image Processing, Analysis, and Visualization) application enables quantitative analysis and visualization of medical images of numerous modalities such as PET, MRI, CT, or microscopy.
    • 3D Slicer: 3D Slicer, is a free, open source software package for visualization and image analysis. 3D Slicer is natively designed to be available on multiple platforms, including Windows, Linux and Mac Os X.
    • Fiji ImageJ: Fiji is an image processing package. It is a distribution of ImageJ together with Java, Java 3D and a lot of plugins organized into a coherent menu structure.
  • To access image data on the remote desktop server:
    Please use the “NCI-MIPortal Login” Internet Explorer shortcut on the remote desktop to access your images located in NCI-MIPortal.
    For security purpose, users need to add NCI-MIPortal to local intranet list manually. For Internet Explorer, go to Internet Options -> Security -> Local Intranet and add into intranet list. Failing to perform this task will prohibit Java to display and download your images.

Thin Client Imaging Workstations

SAIP thin client imaging workstations provides in house image display and analysis capability. Vendor specific softwares are installed on imaging workstations.