About

The aim of the digital pathology project is to develop technologies that make pathology workflows much faster and more efficient. The project utilises computer vision, machine learning and pattern recognition methods to create digital pathology scanning systems as well as image-based Computer Aided Diagnostic (CAD) systems. The Advanced Surveillance Group within The University of Queensland, along with our partners Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology are continuously creating a number of computer image datasets from different pathology areas. This effort is hoped to spur more interest from the community to advance this field.

The list of datasets will continue to grow throughout the life of these projects. Check back here on a regular basis for any new additions.

Funding Acknowledgement

These datasets were funded by the following research grants:

  • ARC Linkages Project - Fusion of Digital Microscopy and Plain Text Reports for Automated Analysis
  • Advanced Queensland Research Fellowship (Early) - Transforming Queensland Health Care via Digital Pathology
  • ARC Linkages Project - Application of Manifold-Based Image Analysis to Identify Subtle Changes in Digitally-Captured Pathology Samples

Datasets

Immunology

SNPHEp2 dataset
This is a small dataset released before the bigger datasets were constructed. For a bigger dataset, please check the competition dataset.
UQ-SNP HEp-2 Cell Competition (UQSNPHEp2) datasets
The UQSNPHEp2 competition datasets were used in various international competitions in 2013, 2014 and 2016. These datasets comprise four subtasks. The main page is still under construction. However the dataset can still be downloaded from the above link.

Histopathology

SkinScan dataset
The SkinScan dataset is useful for comparing between various algorithmic methods for developing scanning algorithm for Skin DIF tests.

Microbiology

UQ-SNP Gram Stain Region Selection (UQSNP_GRegion) dataset
UQSNP_GRegion dataset is constructed for developing fast and accurate region selection that will help the system to choose the best area to scan. This dataset is continuously updated.
UQ-SNP Gram Stain Cell Detection (UQSNP_GCellDetect)
UQSNP_GCellDetect dataset is constructed for developing cell detection in Gram Stain images.