The Lung Image Database Consortium research project (LIDC-IDRI) involves the generation of marked-up annotated lesions on the diagnostic and lung cancer screening thoracic CT scans found in the LIDC-IDRI image collection to create a web-accessible international resource for development, training, and evaluation of computer-assisted diagnostic (CAD) methods for lung cancer detection and diagnosis.
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Reader Annotation and Markup
These links help describe how to use the .XML annotation files which are packaged along with the images in The Cancer Imaging Archive. The option to include annotation files in the download is enabled by default, so the XML described here will be included when downloading the LIDC-IDRI images unless you specifically uncheck this option. If you are only interested in the XML files or you have already downloaded the images you can obtain them here:
For a limited set of cases, LIDC sites were able to identify diagnostic data associated with the case.