The National Institutes of Health Clinical Center performed 82 abdominal contrast enhanced 3D CT scans (~70 seconds after intravenous contrast injection in portal-venous) from 53 male and 27 female subjects. Seventeen of the subjects are healthy kidney donors scanned prior to nephrectomy. The remaining 65 patients were selected by a radiologist from patients who neither had major abdominal pathologies nor pancreatic cancer lesions. Subjects' ages range from 18 to 76 years with a mean age of 46.8 ± 16.7. The CT scans have resolutions of 512x512 pixels with varying pixel sizes and slice thickness between 1.5 − 2.5 mm, acquired on Philips and Siemens MDCT scanners (120 kVp tube voltage).
A medical student manually performed slice-by-slice segmentations of the pancreas as ground-truth and these were verified/modified by an experienced radiologist.
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The DICOM files were created from anonymized volumetric images (Analyze and NifTI) using this from ITK: http://www.itk.org/Doxygen/html/Examples_2IO_2ImageReadDicomSeriesWrite_8cxx-example.html .
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Holger R. Roth, Amal Farag, Evrim B. Turkbey, Le Lu, Jiamin Liu, and Ronald M. Summers. (2016). Data From Pancreas-CT. The Cancer Imaging Archive. https://doi.org/10.7937/K9/TCIA.2016.tNB1kqBU
Roth HR, Lu L, Farag A, Shin H-C, Liu J, Turkbey EB, Summers RM. DeepOrgan: Multi-level Deep Convolutional Networks for Automated Pancreas Segmentation. N. Navab et al. (Eds.): MICCAI 2015, Part I, LNCS 9349, pp. 556–564, 2015. (paper)
Clark K, Vendt B, Smith K, Freymann J, Kirby J, Koppel P, Moore S, Phillips S, Maffitt D, Pringle M, Tarbox L, Prior F. The Cancer Imaging Archive (TCIA): Maintaining and Operating a Public Information Repository, Journal of Digital Imaging, Volume 26, Number 6, December, 2013, pp 1045-1057. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10278-013-9622-7
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Version 2 (Current): Updated 2020/09/10
Note: Previously posted cases #25 and #70 were found to be from the same scan as case #2, just cropped slightly differently, and were removed from this version of the dataset.
Version 1 : Updated 2015/12/29
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