RSNA supports the Quantitative Imaging Data Warehouse (QIDW) to promote the development and adoption of quantitative imaging by the imaging research and clinical radiology communities. The open image archive meets the operational needs for basic research into quantitative imaging, as well as secondary analysis of archived images and metadata. The project is a joint effort between RSNA’s Quantitative Imaging Biomarkers Alliance (QIBA) and the RSNA Radiology Informatics Committee (RIC).
Funding for the project is provided in part by RSNA and with Federal funds from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services.*
Archived data includes images from QIBA-created or recommended physical test objects (phantoms), digital/synthetic reference objects (DROs), and clinical images with associated metadata. This data is available to assist with system testing and calibration of scanners, display stations, and imaging protocols and procedures, as well as algorithm performance evaluation of image analysis software packages.
The QIDW allows for bulk loading of files, storage, retrieval, and mining of structured and related non-image data, such as covariates, clinical, pathology results, and protocol descriptions. It also provides for data mining of archive contents by image tags and associated metadata.
*Contract No. HHSN268201300071C
Potential contributors are QIBA participants and members of the research and clinical communities-at-large wishing to submit quantitative images and associated metadata. Follow these steps to complete your request:
Anyone needing access to phantom, DRO, or clinical images for quantitative analysis, system evaluation, or algorithm comparison testing is considered a user. Complete the QIDW Access Request Form to get started.