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Prostate cancer T1- and T2-weighted magnetic resonance images (MRIs) were acquired on a 1.5 T Philips Achieva by combined surface and endorectal coil, including dynamic contrast-enhanced images obtained prior to, during and after I.V. administration of 0.1 mmol/kg body weight of Gadolinium-DTPA (pentetic acid). For scientific inquiries relating to the data-set, please contact Drs. C. Carl Jaffe ( or Nicolas Bloch (

Data Access

Imaging Data


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Collection Statistics

Updated 2013/01/30

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Data Access

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Clinical Metadata (XLS)
Multi-component NRRD Segmentations (zip)
Seminal vesicles (SV) and neurovascular bundle (NVB) Segmentations (zip)

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Third Party Analyses of this Dataset

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Prostate and adjacent anatomy as seen in T2w MRI. Cutoff shows the MRI intensities along with the different regions: purple-prostate capsule, light green - peripheral zone, yellow - urethra, pink - ejaculatory ducts, gray- seminal vesicles, and dark green neurovascular bundles. Also, the dominant nodule (cancer) was annotated and shown in red.

Figure by Dr. Bloch, Boston Medical Center and Drs. Mirabela Rusu and Anant Madabhushi, Center for Computational Imaging and Personalized Diagnostics, Case Western Reserve University
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Detailed Description

Prostate-Diagnosis Collection: 2012-05-22 Update- Use this shared list to obtain only the newer cases added on 2012-05-22.

Collection Statistics


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Image Size (GB)5.6

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Shared Lists

  • Prostate-Diagnosis Collection: 2012-03-15 Update- Use this shared list to obtain only the newer cases added on 2012-03-15.
  • Note: See Section 3.7 of TCIA User Guide for help with shared lists.

    Supporting Documentation and


    Corresponding clinical metadata (XLS format) and 3D segmentation files (NRRD format) are offered as a supplement to this image collection.

    • Prostate-Diagnosis metadata (updated 2012-05-07) - The XLS file contains pathology biopsy and excised gland tissue reports and the MRI radiology report for most
    of the collection's 53 prostate cancer cases.
    • Prostate-Diagnosis metadata (updated 2012-05-07)subjects.
    • NRRD 3D segmentations (2 separate sets of segmentations available)
      • NRRD segmentations (updated 2012-05-07)- The software used to generate the NRRD files on the MR T2W_TSE_AX image sequences was was 3DSlicer. The 3DSlicer NRRD files allow visualization and downstream analysis of the following prostate components: prostate gland boundary; internal capsule; central gland, peripheral zone; seminal vesicles; urethra; cancer – dominant nodule; neurovascular bundle; penile bulb; ejaculatory duct; veru-montanum; and rectum. Presently, there are available mark-ups of 5 cases (case extension #'s 0006, 0014, 0019, 0021, 0048). These markups are made public courtesy (and copyrighted by) Dr. Nicolas Bloch as portions of his forthcoming online prostate cancer image atlas.
      • This file contains segmentations for 30 Prostate-Diagnosis subjects in NRRD format which mark the boundaries of the central gland and peripheral zone. This data was provided as part of the the NCI-ISBI 2013 Challenge - Automated Segmentation of Prostate Structures.
      • - Segmentations of the neurovascular bundle and seminal vessicles are available as MHA files. These were provided as part of a planned follow up competition that did not materialize.
      • Note: see our tutorial on Using 3D Slicer with the Prostate-Diagnosis data if you are not familiar with using this kind of data.

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    Citations & Data Usage Policy 

    Public collection license

    titleData Citation

    Bloch, B. Nicolas, Jain, Ashali, & Jaffe, C. Carl. (2015). Data From PROSTATE-DIAGNOSIS. The Cancer Imaging Archive.

    titleTCIA 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. 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)

    Other Publications Using This Data

    TCIA maintains a list of publications which leverage our data. At this time we are not aware of any publications based on this data. If you have a publication you'd like to add please contact the TCIA Helpdesk.


    Version 2 (Current): Updated 2021/08/09:

    A database mismatch in 4 series of PatientID ProstateDx-01-0035 was updated so that PatientName, PatientID, and the image are now correct. No changes were made to UID, zips or Excel files.

    Version 1: Updated 2013/01/30

    Data TypeDownload all or Query/Filter
    Images (DICOM, 5.6GB)

    Image Added  Image Added

    (Download requires the NBIA Data Retriever .)

    Clinical Metadata (XLS)
    Multi-component NRRD Segmentations (zip)
    NCI ISBI Challenge - Segmentations of central gland and the peripheral zone (zip)
    Seminal vesicles (SV) and neurovascular bundle (NVB) Segmentations (zip)