The data is provided by the NIH Clinical Center and is available through the NIH download site: https://nihcc.app.box.com/v/ChestXray-NIHCC
You can also access the data via Google Cloud Platform (GCP), as described in GCP data access.
License and attribution
There are no restrictions on the use of the NIH chest x-ray images. However, the dataset has the following attribution requirements:
Provide a link to the NIH download site: https://nihcc.app.box.com/v/ChestXray-NIHCC
Include a citation to the CVPR 2017 paper:
Xiaosong Wang, Yifan Peng, Le Lu, Zhiyong Lu, Mohammadhadi Bagheri, Ronald Summers, ChestX-ray8: Hospital-scale Chest X-ray Database and Benchmarks on Weakly-Supervised Classification and Localization of Common Thorax Diseases, IEEE CVPR, pp. 3462-3471, 2017
Acknowledge that the NIH Clinical Center is the data provider
GCP data access
You can get the NIH chest x-ray images from Cloud Storage, BigQuery, or using the Cloud Healthcare API.
The NIH chest x-ray data is available in the following Cloud Storage bucket:
The bucket includes paths to the original PNG files, as well as to DICOM instances:
PNG (provided by NIH):
DICOM (provided by Google):
The Cloud Storage bucket uses the "Requester Pays" model for billing. Your GCP project will be billed for the charges associated with accessing the NIH data. For more information, see Requester Pays.
The NIH chest x-ray data is available in the
GCP project in BigQuery.
For information about accessing public data in BigQuery, see BigQuery public datasets.
Cloud Healthcare API
The NIH chest x-ray data is available in the following DICOM store hierarchy in Cloud Healthcare API:
You can also use the viewers that are integrated with the Cloud Healthcare API:
Additional labels will be released soon.