MIDRC Town Hall To Discuss COVID-19 Images and Data

MIDRC data portal accepting data contributions to aid the medical advancement of COVID-19

The Medical Imaging and Data Resource Center (MIDRC), an open-source database with medical images from tens of thousands of coronavirus (COVID-19) patients, is hosting a Town Hall on Thursday, July 22 at 1 p.m. (CT). Registration is open.

Researchers participating in the Town Hall will explain how to contribute data to MIDRC, provide an update on current research and answer questions about artificial intelligence and COVID-19 research.  The MIDRC data portal is open and accepting data contributions.

MIDRC unites engineers, physicians and scientists to collect and organize the data to answer crucial questions about how imaging could be deployed against COVID-19.

MIDRC will leverage existing data collection efforts to upload more than 10,000 COVID-19 thoracic radiographs and CT images, including many from the RSNA International COVID-19 Open Radiology Database (RICORD) and the ACR COVID-19 Imaging Research Registry. This will allow researchers worldwide to access a wealth of images and clinical data to answer COVID-19 clinical and logistical questions.

MIDRC is funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), is hosted by the University of Chicago, and is jointly developed by representatives of RSNA, American College of Radiology® (ACR®) and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM).

For More Information

Visit MIDRC.org.

Read more about the RSNA International COVID-19 Open Radiology Database (RICORD). 

View the available COVID-19 images in the RSNA Case Collection and the Radiology of Coronavirus: Spectrum of Imaging Findings