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The Breast-Diagnosis collection contains cases that are high-risk normals, DCIS, fibroids and lobular carcinomas. Each case has 3 or more distinct MR pulse sequences from a Phillips 1.5 T (usual sequences are labeled T2, STIR and BLISS but may occasionally include other pulse sequences and digital mammogram of tumor specimen). Multiple time point studies on the same patient are possible.

The following is relevant to analyzing the contrast dynamics of the BLISS pulse sequences. The pulse sequence parameters (repetition, echo time, etc.) can be extracted from the DICOM tags. The contrast aspects are as follows: The volume of Magnevist (Bayer) gadolinium contrast injected into the brachial vein is based on a rule of thumb which in ml's is 10% of the patient weight in POUNDS (NOT kilograms as is recorded in the DICOM patient weight tag. Hence the injected volume for a 150 lb patient is 15 ml. (the DICOM tag entry on that patient will read "68"). The injection itself is 6 or 7 seconds, at a rate of 3cc per second. The first dynamic sequence is started 1 minute after the injection is started. Slice and pulse parameters are accessible in the DICOM tags.

This collection also includes a spreadsheet (updated 7/16/11) with BIRADS MRI features from the imaging report and denoted key image slice with the approximate X-Y center position if a mass was found. Key clinical features and abstracts of the pathology report including ER, PR and HER2 results and Oncotype score are included when available.

Data Access

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Images (DICOM, 60.8GB)
Clinical, pathology, radiologist reports (XLS, 22 kB)

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Additional Resources for this Dataset

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Citations & Data Usage Policy 

Users must abide by the TCIA Data Usage Policy and Restrictions. Attribution should include references to the following citations:

Data Citation

Bloch, B. Nicolas, Jain, Ashali, & Jaffe, C. Carl. (2015). BREAST-DIAGNOSIS [Data set]. The Cancer Imaging Archive.

TCIA Citation

Clark, K., Vendt, B., Smith, K., Freymann, J., Kirby, J., Koppel, P., Moore, S., Phillips, S., Maffitt, D., Pringle, M., Tarbox, L., & Prior, F. (2013). The Cancer Imaging Archive (TCIA): Maintaining and Operating a Public Information Repository. In Journal of Digital Imaging (Vol. 26, Issue 6, pp. 1045–1057). Springer Science and Business Media LLC. PMCID: PMC3824915

Other Publications Using This Data

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Version 1 (Current): Updated 2011/11/09

Data TypeDownload all or Query/Filter
Images (DICOM, 60.8GB)
Clinical, pathology, radiologist reports (XLS)

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