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This 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 [1]. 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 [2]. 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 [3] and checked for accuracy by an expert pathologist and radiologist. Deformable co-registration [4] 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.



  1. 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).
  2. 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).
  3. 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).
  4. 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[4], pp. 2005-2018, 2011 (PMID: 21626933).



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Supporting Documentation

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TCIA 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)

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