These retrospective NIfTI image datasets consists of unenhanced chest CTs: 

  • First dataset - from 632 patients with COVID-19 infections at initial point of care, and
  • Second dataset - a second set of 121 CTs from 29 patients with COVID-19 infections with serial / sequential CTs.

The initial images for both datasets were acquired at the point of care in an outbreak setting from patients with Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) confirmation for the presence of SARS-CoV-2.

Patients presented to a health care setting with a combination of symptoms, exposure to an infected patient, or travel history to an outbreak region. All patients had a positive RT-PCR for SARS-CoV-2 from a sample obtained within 1 day of the initial CT. CT exams were performed without intravenous contrast and with a soft tissue reconstruction algorithm.  The DICOM images were subsequently converted into NIfTI format. The second dataset also had other follow up CTs, in addition to the initial point of care CT.

A multidisciplinary team trained several models using portions of the first dataset, along with additional CTs and manually annotated images from other sources. A classification model derived in part from the first dataset is described in a Nature Communications manuscript at: NVIDIA-related frameworks and models specific to this publication are available at no cost as part of the NVIDIA Clara Train SDK at includes both inference-based pipelines for evaluation, as well as model weights for further training or fine tuning in outside institutions. The second data set of 121 serial / sequential CTs in 29 patients is reported in a Scientific Reports manuscript at


The Imaging AI in COVID team would like to acknowledge the following individuals who supported this multi-disciplinary multi-national team effort:

TCIA COVID-19 Datasets

Additional datasets and information about TCIA efforts to support COVID-19 research can be found here.

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Citations & Data Usage Policy

An, P., Xu, S., Harmon, S. A., Turkbey, E. B., Sanford, T. H., Amalou, A., Kassin, M., Varble, N., Blain, M., Anderson, V., Patella, F., Carrafiello, G., Turkbey, B. T., & Wood, B. J. (2020). CT Images in COVID-19 [Data set]. The Cancer Imaging Archive.

Link to publication below contains AI model that was only partly derived from this data, but also from other data, not present here on TCIA.

Harmon, S. A., Sanford, T. H., Xu, S., Turkbey, E. B., Roth, H., Xu, Z., Yang, D., Myronenko, A., Anderson, V., Amalou, A., Blain, M., Kassin, M., Long, D., Varble, N., Walker, S. M., Bagci, U., Ierardi, A. M., Stellato, E., Plensich, G. G., … Turkbey, B. (2020). Artificial intelligence for the detection of COVID-19 pneumonia on chest CT using multinational datasets. Nature Communications, 11(1).

Clark, K., Vendt, B., Smith, K., Freymann, J., Kirby, J., Koppel, P., Moore, S., Phillips, S., Maffitt, D., Pringle, M., Tarbox, L., & Prior, F. (2013). The Cancer Imaging Archive (TCIA): Maintaining and Operating a Public Information Repository. Journal of Digital Imaging, 26(6), 1045–1057.

The Multi-national NIH Consortium for CT AI in COVID-19.

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