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

Stefan Jaeger, Sema Candemir, Sameer Antani, Yì-Xiáng J. Wáng, Pu-Xuan Lu, George Thoma


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.