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QIN PET Phantom | QIN PET Phantom

DOI: 10.7937/k9/tcia.2015.zpukhckb | Data Citation Required | Image Collection

Location Species Subjects Data Types Cancer Types Size Status Updated
Phantom Human 2 PT Phantom 246.32MB Public, Complete 2014/09/04


This collection consists of positron emission tomography (PET) phantom scans originally utilized by the Quantitative Imaging Network (QIN) PET Segmentation Challenge to assess the variability of segmentations and subsequently derived quantitative analysis results on phantom PET scans with known ground truth.The phantom was provided by Dr. Sunderland at the University of Iowa (supported by grant R01CA169072 - Harmonized PET Reconstructions for Cancer Clinical Trials) and is based on the NEMA IEC Body Phantom SetTM (Model PET/IEC-BODY/P) with a set of 6 custom made (via rapid prototyping) spheres & ellipses (Fig. 1). The phantom was scanned at two QIN sites (University of Iowa and University of Washington) with different scanners, following a protocol that yields four image sets (Fig. 2) per site. The DICOM PET images are organized as shown in Fig. 3.  These figures are located in the Detailed Description tab below.

About the NCI QIN

The mission of the QIN is to improve the role of quantitative imaging for clinical decision making in oncology by developing and validating data acquisition, analysis methods, and tools to tailor treatment for individual patients and predict or monitor the response to drug or radiation therapy. More information is available on the Quantitative Imaging Network Collections page. Interested investigators can apply to the QIN at: Quantitative Imaging for Evaluation of Responses to Cancer Therapies (U01) PAR-11-150.

Data Access

Version 1: Updated

Title Data Type Format Access Points Subjects Studies Series Images License
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2 4 44 2,816 CC BY 3.0
DICOM Metadata Digest CSV CC BY 3.0

Citations & Data Usage Policy

Data Citation Required: Users must abide by the TCIA Data Usage Policy and Restrictions. Attribution must include the following citation, including the Digital Object Identifier:

Data Citation

Beichel, R., Ulrich, E. J., Bauer, C., Byrd, D. W., Muzi, J. P., Muzi, M., Kinahan, P. E., Sunderland, J. J., Graham, M. M., & Buatti, J. M. (2015). QIN PET Phantom [Data set]. The Cancer Imaging Archive.

Detailed Description

Fig. 1. Phantom used in the QIN PET challenge.

Fig. 2. Overview of image sets.

Fig. 3. Organization of DICOM PET scans.

Other Publications Using this Data

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TCIA Citation

Clark, K., Vendt, B., Smith, K., Freymann, J., Kirby, J., Koppel, P., Moore, S., Phillips, S., Maffitt, D., Pringle, M., Tarbox, L., & Prior, F. (2013). The Cancer Imaging Archive (TCIA): Maintaining and Operating a Public Information Repository. In Journal of Digital Imaging (Vol. 26, Issue 6, pp. 1045–1057). Springer Science and Business Media LLC.