This poster for the 2017 AMIA Annual Symposium profiles a presentation that pertains to New Mexico Medical Examiner’s Office development of a large-scale, whole body CT image database.
The presentation discusses the contents of the decedent database and explains how the decedent database can be used to improve the health of the living. The presentation notes that some research questions cannot be answered because the data are not available. This is the case for many projects that require a large, diverse, high-quality dataset. A sample of over 11,000 whole body CT images has been created through a National Institute of Justice grant. After determining the metadata to associate with the images, a large-scale database of CT scans and associated metadata is currently under development. (publisher abstract modified)
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