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Public Lung Database To Address Drug Response

Cancer Research
VIA Group

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Welcome to the VIA/I-ELCAP Public Access Research Database.

About us:
This database was made possible by a generous grant by the Prevent Cancer Foundation (PRF) 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.

Database Contents:
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 here