DBT-TU-JU Breast Thermogram Dataset








The DBT-TU-JU Breast Thermogram dataset has been created in Regional Cancer Centre (RCC), Agartala Government Medical College (AGMC) of Govind Ballav Pant (GBP) Hospital, Agartala, Tripura (W), under the supervision of Dr. Gautam Majumdar, Medical Superintendant and Assistant Professor, RCC, Agartala Government Medical College (AGMC), Govt. of Tripura. The DBT-TU-JU database contains total 1100 thermograms of 100 subjects. Six different views including supine, frontal, left-lateral, right-lateral, left-oblique and right-oblique view of breast area are captured from each subject. For validating the collected thermograms, the clinical findings, X-ray mammography and Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) reports are also collected. Based on the data validation, out of these 100 subjects, 49 are labeled as ‘Abnormal’ and 45 are labeled as ‘Normal’ and the thermograms of remaining 6 subjects are labeled as ‘Unknown’. Besides data validation, the ground truth images of hotspot regions in abnormal breast thermograms are also generated with the help of medical experts.


Dataset Statistic:

Category of Thermograms Medical Status No.of Thermograms

Normal Healthy 45
Abnormal Benign Disease 33
Malignent 13
Unknown Cases Not Known 6

Total: 100


Year of Developed of Dataset: 2018


Dataset Releasing Year: Permission pending from funding agency.


Size of Dataset: N/A


Publications: [1] Mrinal Kanti Bhowmik, Usha Rani Gogoi, Gautam Majumdar, Dhritiman Datta, Anjan Kumar Ghosh, Debotosh Bhattacharjee,"Designing of Ground Truth Annotated DBT-TU-JU Breast Thermogram Database towards Early Abnormality Prediction", IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics(Formally IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine),Volume 22, Issue 4, pp. 1238 - 1249,Print ISSN 2168 - 2194, Online ISSN 2168 - 2208, Indexed by Science Citation Index (SCI), Impact factor: 5.223, 2017, DOI: 10.1109/JBHI.2017.2740500 .  Download
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[2] Usha Rani Gogoi, Mrinal Kanti Bhowmik, Debotosh Bhattacharjee, Anjan Kumar Ghosh,"Singular Value based Characterization and Analysis of Thermal Patches for Early Breast Abnormality Detection", Australasian Physical and Engineering Science in Medicine, Springer,Volume 41, Issue 4, pp. 861-879, ISSN: 0158-9938, Indexed by Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), Impact factor: 1.161 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13246-018-0681-4  Download

[3] Usha Rani Gogoi, Gautam Majumdar, Mrinal Kanti Bhowmik and Anjan Kumar Ghosh, "Evaluating the Efficiency of Infrared Breast Thermography for Early Breast Cancer Risk Prediction in Asymptomatic Population" Infrared Physics & Technology, Published by Elsevier, Indexed by Science Citation Index Expanded(SCIE), Volume 99, pp 201-211, 2019. Impact Factor: 2.379ii, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.infrared.2019.01.004  Download


Copyright: The DBT-TU-JU Breast Thermogram Dataset is the property of Tripura University.


Sponsored/Funded By: Department of Bio-Technology (DBT), Government of India.







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