SummaryThis collection comprises a total of 35 3 Tesla T2-weighted, Diffusion weighted and Dynamic Contrast Enhanced prostate MRI along with accompanying digitized histopathology (H&E and CD34 stained) images of corresponding radical prostatectomy specimens. The MRI scans also have a mapping of extent of prostate cancer on them . Each surgically excised prostate specimen was originally sectioned and quartered resulting in 4 slides for each section. Each of these individual slides was digitized at 20x magnification using an Aperio slide scanner resulting in a set of 4 .tiff images. Each of the 4 .tiff images were then digitally stitched together to constitute a pseudo-whole mount section using the program in . Annotations of cancer presence on the pseudo-whole mount sections were made by an expert pathologist. Slice correspondences were established between the individual T2w MRI and stitched pseudo-whole mount sections by the program in  and checked for accuracy by an expert pathologist and radiologist. Deformable co-registration  was employed to spatially co-registered the corresponding radiologic and histopathologic tissue sections to map disease extent onto the corresponding MRI scans.
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Data collection and analysis was provided by
Anant Madabhushi, PhD, Case Western Reserve University
Michael D. Feldman, MD, PhD, Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania
and supported by NIH R01CA136535.
- Singanamalli, A, Sparks, R, Rusu, M, Shih, N, Ziober, A, Tomaszewski, J, Rosen, M, Feldman, M, Madabhushi, A, “Identifying in vivo DCE MRI markers associated with Microvessel Architecture and Gleason Grades of Prostate Cancer—Preliminary Findings”, Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, doi: 10.1002/jmri.24975. [Epub ahead of print] (PMID:26110513).
- Toth, R, Feldman, M, Yu, D, Tomaszewski, J, Madabhushi, A, “Histostitcher™: An Informatics Software Platform for Reconstructing Whole-Mount Prostate Histology using the Extensible Imaging Platform (XIP™) Framework,” Journal of Pathology Informatics, vol. 5, pg. 8, 2014 (PMID: 24843820, PMCID: PMC4023035).
- Xiao, G, Bloch, N, Chappelow, J, Genega, E, Rofsky, N, Lenkinsky, R, Tomaszewski, J, Feldman, M, Rosen, M, Madabhushi, A, “Determining Histology-MRI Slice Correspondences for Defining MRI-based Disease Signatures of Prostate Cancer,” Special Issue of Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics on Whole Slide Microscopic Image Processing, vol. 35[7-8], pp. 568-78, 2011 (PMID: 21255974).
- Chappelow, J, Bloch, N., Rofsky, N, Genega, E, Lenkinski, R, DeWolf, W, Madabhushi, A, “Elastic Registration of Multimodal Prostate MRI and Histology via Multi-Attribute Combined Mutual Information,” Medical Physics, vol. 38, pp. 2005-2018, 2011 (PMID: 21626933).
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