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To apply for a Dicom server account,

Send email with the following information to the CCN system admin:

1. Your Hoffman2 account ID if you have one.

2. CC your request to the PI whose group directory you need access to for approval.

Here are some ways to access the Dicom server.

SSH - Command Line


Simple SSH

Use the ssh command from a terminal:

ssh login_id@dicomservername

where login_id is replaced by your user account ID. The server host name will be sent by email when you receive your account.

After login, you will be under your home directory, /user/userid/

To access the group directory, using

cd /path/to/group_directory

(/path/to/group_directory should be sent to you together with your account information)


Using Putty for SSH terminal

Sharing File Systems with Mac

You can mount Dicom file system to your local Mac computer using SSHFS

Please follow this similar instruction for Hoffman2


sshfs -o idmap=user -o uid=1010 -o gid=20 userid@dicomserver:/path/to/groupdir ~/MOUNTPOINT

Copy files to Hoffman2

From SSH command line

scp -r dicomuserID@dicomserver:/path/to/group_directory/subject hoffmanID@hoffman2.idre.ucla.edu:/path/to/your_directory/


rsync -av dicomuserID@dicomserver:/path/to/group_directory/subject hoffmanID@hoffman2.idre.ucla.edu:/path/to/your_directory/


setup_subject script is used to copy files from Dicom to Hoffman2, and do other processing such as nifti convert.