First Crowd-Sourced Challenge Will Identify the Best CT Scanners for Lung Cancer and COPD New Early Detection Methods Will Lead to Saving Lives

May 19, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 19, 2016 - The CT Lung Cancer Screening Protocol Challenge, the first crowd-sourced and ultra-low cost challenge of its kind, was launched by the COPD Foundation and its advisory committee to help the lung cancer and COPD imaging research communities determine the best CT scanners and protocols for detecting lung nodules and areas of the lungs that have been damaged due to emphysema. These clinical imaging tasks require high levels of CT scanner image quality and are essential to delivering high performance CT lung cancer and COPD screening.

All global lung cancer and COPD imaging clinical sites are invited to participate. The data submission phase for this first challenge ends on May 31, 2016 and initial findings will be released on June 13, 2016 at the Quantitative Imaging Workshop XIII. The data acquired from this challenge and free CT image quality service will assist the radiological community in developing and setting new standards for lung cancer and COPD quantitative imaging.

To participate send an email to indicating your interest to submit data to the challenge.

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