Clinical Image Data Sources: An Overview

by | Nov 17, 2017 | Healthcare, Research

This article contains an overview of Clinical Image Data Sources. Due to divers angels of clinical studies the data collected in these studies have various formats. This data variety provides different solutions for a lot of complex biological questions. However, the downside of this data variety is the complex data storage, processing and comparing. For every different data set new ways of storing and processing must be dealt with. This is a problem that can be hard to deal with, especially for intensive processing or deep learning tasks. In order to tackle these problems in the Genematics Cloud imaging project, we have set up a list of clinical data sources deemed useful or relevant to this project. For each source the license and availability has been checked. Moreover, every source on this list can be used for other projects, studies or data processing tasks, although individual restrictions may apply at specific sources.

Although, each source varies in data type, origin, size, focus of data and accessibility, the following topics have been reviewed for each data source:

Source: The name of the database, dataset or publisher.

Data Types: Types of images found in this source.

  • XR: Plain Xray
  • CT: CT scan
  • MR: MRI scan
  • US: Ultrasound
  • PE: PET scan

Data Focus: The main focus of the dataset images in terms of body location or function.

Images: The amount of images in this data source.

Patients: The amount of patients that contributed to this data source.

Availability: The requirements for accessing this data source.

License: The license and restrictions for this data source.

Link: The Direct URL to the data source, apply form or website closest to the data source. Unknown values are annotated as X.

 

SourceData TypeData FocusImagesPatientsAvailabilityLicenseLink
Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI)MR, PEBrainXXRequest on application formNon-commercial, non-modify, non-distributehttp://adni.loni.usc.edu/data-samples/access-data/
AMRG AtlasMRHeart781Request on application formNon-commercial, non-modify, non-distributehttp://www.cardiacatlas.org/studies/amrg-cardiac-atlas/
Autism Brain Imaging Data Exchange (ABIDE)MRBrainX539Registration Non-commercialhttp://preprocessed-connectomes-project.org/abide/
Belarus Tuberculosis PortalXR, CTLungsX500+Open Non-commercialhttp://www.tuberculosis.by
CHD AtlasMRHeartXXRequest on application formNon-commercial, non-modify, non-distributehttp://www.cardiacatlas.org/studies/chd-atlas/
DETERMINEMRHeartXXRequest on application formNon-commercial, non-modify, non-distributehttp://www.cardiacatlas.org/studies/determine/
Digital Database for Screening Mammography (DDSM)XRAllX2620OpenPrimarily research and algorithm developmenthttp://marathon.csee.usf.edu/Mammography/Database.html
Digital Retinal Images for Vessel Extraction (DRIVE)MRHeartX400RegistrationNon-commercial, non-modify, non-distributehttps://www.isi.uu.nl/Research/Databases/DRIVE/download.php
Initiative for Collaborative Computer Vision Benchmarking (Prostate)MRProstateXXOpenMIT licensehttps://zenodo.org/record/162231#.Wg6gyGRaOUm
Japanese Society of Radiological Technology Database (JSRT)CTLungs250+250+RegistrationNon-commercial, non-distributehttp://db.jsrt.or.jp/eng.php
MedPixXR, CT, MR, US, PEAll53,000+13,000+RegistrationPersonal use only, including local private distributionhttps://medpix.nlm.nih.gov/home
 Multi-Ethnic Study of AtherosclerosisMRHeartX6,500+RegistrationNon-commercial, non-modify, non-distributehttps://www.mesa-nhlbi.org
Montgomery County X-ray SetMRLungs138XOpenMIT licensehttps://ceb.nlm.nih.gov/repositories/tuberculosis-chest-x-ray-image-data-sets/
Open Access Series of Imaging Series (OASIS)MRBrain373186RegistrationModify and distribute on creator agreementhttp://www.oasis-brains.org
Osirix DICOM LibraryCT, MR, PEAllXXMonthly subscriptionNon-commercial, non-distributehttp://www.osirix-viewer.com/resources/dicom-image-library/
SCMR Consensus DataMRAll193¹15Request on application formNon-commercial, non-modify, non-distributehttp://www.cardiacatlas.org/studies/scmr-consensus-data/
Shenzhen Chest X-ray SetCTLungs662XOpenMIT licensehttps://ceb.nlm.nih.gov/repositories/tuberculosis-chest-x-ray-image-data-sets/
Sunnybrook Cardiac Data (SCD)MRHeartX46Request on application formNon-commercial, non-modify, non-distributehttp://www.cardiacatlas.org/studies/sunnybrook-cardiac-data/
The cancer Imaging Archive (TCIA)XR, CT, MR, US, PEAllX40,000+OpenNon-modify, additional restrictions on specific sub datasetshttp://www.cancerimagingarchive.net

¹ Number of MRI slices

Feature image credit:  Marcin Sadlowski. Licensed via Adobe Stock.