SummaryThis collection is a set of head and neck cancer patients' multiple positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) 18F-FDG scans–before and after therapy–with follow up scans where clinically indicated. The data was provided to help facilitate research activities of the National Cancer Institute's (NCI's) Quantitative Imaging Network (QIN). This collection was supported by Grants: U24 CA180918 (http://qiicr.org) and U01 CA140206.
The following schematic summarizes much of the work done within the QIICR grant to augment the PET/CT scans with segmentations and clinical data using the DICOM standard: (click to enlarge)
About the NCI QIN
The mission of the QIN is to improve the role of quantitative imaging for clinical decision making in oncology by developing and validating data acquisition, analysis methods, and tools to tailor treatment for individual patients and predict or monitor the response to drug or radiation therapy. More information is available on the Quantitative Imaging Network Collections page. Interested investigators can apply to the QIN at: Quantitative Imaging for Evaluation of Responses to Cancer Therapies (U01) PAR-11-150.
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|Images (DICOM, 104GB)|
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|Clinical data||(See Detailed Description tab)|
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PET, CT, SR, SEG, RWV
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|Image Size (GB)||104|
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Please be sure to include the following citations in your work if you use this data set:
Beichel R R, Ulrich E J, Bauer C, Wahle A, Brown B, Chang T, Plichta K A, Smith B J, Sunderland J J, Braun T, Fedorov A, Clunie D, Onken M, Riesmeier J, Pieper S, Kikinis R, Graham M M, Casavant T L, Sonka M, Buatti J M. (2015). Data From QIN-HEADNECK. The Cancer Imaging Archive. http://doi.org/10.7937/K9/TCIA.2015.K0F5CGLI
Fedorov A, Clunie D, Ulrich E, Bauer C, Wahle A, Brown B, Onken M, Riesmeier J, Pieper S, Kikinis R, Buatti J, Beichel RR. (2016) DICOM for quantitative imaging biomarker development: a standards based approach to sharing clinical data and structured PET/CT analysis results in head and neck cancer research. PeerJ 4:e2057 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.2057
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. (paper)
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Version 2 (Current): Updated 2017/12/06
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Version 1: Updated 2015/08/20
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