We are happy to announce that SlicerIDCBrowser extension of 3D Slicer is now available, and can be accessed via the Slicer Extensions Manager both in the stable 5.4.0 and preview releases of 3D Slicer that can be downloaded here.
This new extension aims to simplify access to the data available in IDC by allowing you to browser through the collections available, and select individual items to download and add to the Slicer DICOM database as you can see in the demo below.
Behind the scenes, the extension uses the same mechanism as documented in IDC Download instructions, automatically downloading
s5cmd binaries suitable for your platform, fetching the data from cloud buckets using
s5cmd, and eliminating the need to use command line.
There are many improvements we have in mind for this extension (you can see the known issues/features considered here: GitHub - ImagingDataCommons/SlicerIDCBrowser: A 3D Slicer extension to support access to the content of NCI Imaging Data Commons) - and you are welcome to contribute to its development if you like! If there are features you would like to see added, or if you have any feedback about this extension, please let us know.