Welcome to the VIA/I-ELCAP Public Access Research Database.
This database was made possible by a generous grant by
the Prevent Cancer
working in conjunction with the
National Cancer Institute (NCI) to accelerate progress in developing
quantitative disease monitoring using computer aided techniques.
The CRPF was assisted in this effort by a series of unrestricted grants
from major pharmaceutical companies. Imaging research efforts at Cornell
Medical Center have been in part supported by NCI research grants. This
resource represents a visionary public private partnership to accelerate
progress in management of lung cancer, the most lethal of all cancers.
The current database contains a limited number of annotated CT image
scans that highlight many of the key issues in measuring large lesions
in the lung. All images are freely available and may be downloaded from
the website. The annotations will also be made available once an appropriate
file format has been established.
This database is described in:
A. P. Reeves, A. M. Biancardi, D. Yankelevitz, S.
Fotin, B. M. Keller, A. Jirapatnakul, J. Lee. "A Public Image Database to
Support Research in Computer Aided Diagnosis," In 31st Annual
International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology
Society, pp. 3715-3718, Sept. 2009.[PDF]
Please referience this paper when using information from this database.
The website provides a set of interactive image viewing tools for both the
CT images and their annotations. It also includes presentations of lesion
measurements and growth analysis.
Our research groups were active
participants in the NCI LIDC-IDRI and RIDER projects.
We use a secure access method for the data entry web site to maintain
the privacy of the data and the user. Currently, we have a self-certified
web site, this causes most browsers to produce a number of warning
messages. Please ignore these messages and click on the next, finish,
accept or allow buttons as appropriate until the data entry web page
appears. At this time the lock icon will appear on the web browser
and transactions will be secure (in spite of all those messages).
To access the public database click