Towards nationally curated data archives for clinical radiology image analysis at scale: Learnings from national data collection in response to a pandemic

Dominic Cushnan (Lead / Corresponding author), Rosalind Berka, Ottavia Bertolli, Peter Williams, Daniel Schofield, Indra Joshi, Alberto Favaro, Mark Halling-Brown, Gergely Imreh, Emily Jefferson, Neil Sebire, Gerry Reilly, Jonathan C L Rodrigues, Graham Robinson, Susan Copley, Rizwan Malik, Claire Bloomfield, Fergus Gleeson, Moira Crotty, Erika DentonJeanette Dickson, Gary Leeming, Hayley E. Hardwick, Kenneth Baillie, Peter J. M. Openshaw, Malcolm G. Semple, Caroline Rubin, Andy Howlett, Andrea G. Rockall, Ayub Bhayat, Daniel Fascia, Cathie Sudlow, , Joseph Jacob

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Abstract

The prevalence of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 disease has resulted in the unprecedented collection of health data to support research. Historically, coordinating the collation of such datasets on a national scale has been challenging to execute for several reasons, including issues with data privacy, the lack of data reporting standards, interoperable technologies, and distribution methods. The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 disease pandemic has highlighted the importance of collaboration between government bodies, healthcare institutions, academic researchers and commercial companies in overcoming these issues during times of urgency. The National COVID-19 Chest Imaging Database, led by NHSX, British Society of Thoracic Imaging, Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust and Faculty, is an example of such a national initiative. Here, we summarise the experiences and challenges of setting up the National COVID-19 Chest Imaging Database, and the implications for future ambitions of national data curation in medical imaging to advance the safe adoption of artificial intelligence in healthcare.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages12
JournalDigital Health
Volume7
Early online date23 Nov 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2021

Keywords

  • Imaging
  • medicine
  • radiology
  • respiratory
  • machine learning
  • general
  • artificial intelligence
  • coronavius
  • SARS-CoV-2 disease
  • coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Information Management
  • Health Policy
  • Health Informatics
  • Computer Science Applications

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