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Re: Preliminary Comments on ADNI - LONI

From: Susie Stephens <susie.stephens@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2007 11:30:33 -0400
Message-ID: <fcc499200710160830g751d590ne47e9f96c8fecac1@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Matt Williams" <matthew.williams@cancer.org.uk>
Cc: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org
Hi Matt,

I'm going to be reaching out to the people who manage the ADNI project, to
clarify whether we can use the data. I've also posted a summary of the
project at:
http://esw.w3.org/topic/HCLSIG_BioRDF_Subgroup/Demo_Thoughts/ADNI

Would it be possible for you to summarise the IARC Cancer data set
(http://www-dep.iarc.fr/)?

Cheers,

Susie



On 10/15/07, Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> Ah, OK. This requires a login, but the terms of use seem better.
> Perhaps what these searches produce might be worth translating into
> RDF...
> At least doing that might gain some some interest from the LONI folks
> to permit a bit more to be let out.
>
> -Alan
>
> On Oct 15, 2007, at 7:17 AM, Matt Williams wrote:
>
> > I went to:
> >
> > https://services.loni.ucla.edu/ida/archive?SubMode=GotoSearch
> >
> > and did a set of searches, then looked at the fields they used;
> >
> > Many of the fields are described, but not used (i.e. there are no
> > instances which have some data in these fields).
> >
> > Doing this shows that the vast majority of the data lies in MRI/
> > PET, rather than anything else (MRA, etc.)
> >
> > HTH,
> >
> > Matt
> >
> > Alan Ruttenberg wrote:
> >> Ok. From which document did you get the information about the
> >> particulars of the schema you mention?
> >> -Alan
> >> On Oct 15, 2007, at 4:27 AM, Matt Williams wrote:
> >>> No, I didn't - chasing down images themselves seems prohibitive
> >>> at this time, given constraints.
> >>>
> >>> I would agree with your reading of the terms of use.
> >>>
> >>> Matt
> >>>
> >>> Alan Ruttenberg wrote:
> >>>> Did you go through the application for access to get this
> >>>> information? Looks like the terms of use would prohibit our
> >>>> publishing any of the content in a demo. Is that your read too?
> >>>> -Alan
> >>>> On Oct 5, 2007, at 4:22 AM, Matt Williams wrote:
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Dear All,
> >>>>>
> >>>>> This is to try an sketch the outlines of the data that seem to
> >>>>> be available in ADNI/ LONI, and so solict requests for
> >>>>> additional info.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> The Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI)
> >>>>> maintains an image database (LONI) of imaging of patients,
> >>>>> phantoms and volunteers.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Image types include MRI, fMRI, SPECT, PET, CT and MRA. Some
> >>>>> types appear to have no instances (e.g. fMRI, CT, SPECT).
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Each individual is described by an ID number, a type of subject
> >>>>> (Patient/ Volunteer/ Phantom), Sex, Age (as a decimal e.g.
> >>>>> 87.4 ) and Weight.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> However, the age of a patient can change; this is presumably to
> >>>>> allow for different scans at different times
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Images are described according to type of imaging; Each subject
> >>>>> (typically) has multiple images. Some choices are given below.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> MRI:
> >>>>> Weighting (T1, T2)
> >>>>> Thickness (in mm)
> >>>>> Acquisition Plane (Axial, Coronal, Sagittal)
> >>>>> Field Strength (1 - 6)
> >>>>> Coil (8HRBRAIN, BODY, etc.)
> >>>>>
> >>>>> PET:
> >>>>> Frames
> >>>>> Manufacturer (Philips, GE, etc.)
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>> There is then the facility to download images to view (although
> >>>>> you need more permission than I have to do this).
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Please let me know if this helps fill in some of the details,
> >>>>> and what else you would like to know.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Matt
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>> --http://acl.icnet.uk/~mw
> >>>>> http://adhominem.blogsome.com/
> >>>>> +44 (0)7834 899570
> >>>>>
> >>>
> >>> --http://acl.icnet.uk/~mw
> >>> http://adhominem.blogsome.com/
> >>> +44 (0)7834 899570
> >
> > --
> > http://acl.icnet.uk/~mw
> > http://adhominem.blogsome.com/
> > +44 (0)7834 899570
>
>
>
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