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Quant Imaging Med Surg. 2014 Dec;4(6):475-7. doi: 10.3978/j.issn.2223-4292.2014.11.20.

Two public chest X-ray datasets for computer-aided screening of pulmonary diseases.

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1 Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20894, USA ; 2 Department of Imaging and Interventional Radiology, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong, SAR, China ; 3 Department of Radiology, The Shenzhen No. 3 People's Hospital, Guangdong Medical College, Shenzhen 518020, China.


The U.S. National Library of Medicine has made two datasets of postero-anterior (PA) chest radiographs available to foster research in computer-aided diagnosis of pulmonary diseases with a special focus on pulmonary tuberculosis (TB). The radiographs were acquired from the Department of Health and Human Services, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA and Shenzhen No. 3 People's Hospital in China. Both datasets contain normal and abnormal chest X-rays with manifestations of TB and include associated radiologist readings.


Tuberculosis (TB); automatic screening; chest X-rays; computer-aided diagnosis; medical imaging

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