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How to Use Give A Scan®

Give A Scan® is a collection of donated radiological imagery and metadata of people being screened for lung cancer or of those already diagnosed and treated. The images have been curated and anonymized and made available in open access on the Give A Scan® website in order to stimulate and accelerate lung cancer research.

A Note on Organization and Data Format

Datasets in the Give A Scan® system have been organized in the conventional format of Patient/Study/Series/Dataset. Each individual study may include multiple scans of varying quality and anatomical orientation. Thus a series\ may be divided into multiple datasets.

All images in the Give A Scan® collection are stored in the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) format which has become the de-facto standard in the clinical and research communities for exchanging radiological data. There are several commercial or free open-source options for reading the images, including 3D Slicer which works on Windows, Mac and Linux.

Downloading Data

In order to download image data, navigate down through the patient-study-series hierarchy discussed above and click the "Download Series" button in the upper right of the view pane. This will put the series in a zip file. When unzipped, the contents can be viewed in any viewer that supports the aforementioned DICOM standard.

Searching the Database

To search the patient information database, click the "Search datasets" option in the upper navigation bar which can be used to construct structured queries (i.e. Sex == Male). To add more conditions, click the "Add Row" button. To perform the search, click the "Search" button.

More Information

For more information or if you have additional questions about how to use the system, please contact the Give A Scan® team at giveascan@lungcanceralliance.org .