Extraction of Airways from CT 2009 (EXACT09)

The goal of the EXACT study is to compare algorithms to extract the airway tree from chest CT scans using a common dataset and performance evaluation method.

In the first part of the study, 15 groups worldwide ran their algorithms on the EXACT dataset and submitted the results to this website. Experienced observers evaluated all submitted segmentations manually to construct a common reference standard to which all algorithms were subsequently compared. The results of this part of the study were presented at the 2nd International Workshop on Pulmonary Image Analysis in 2009 and in the paper

P. Lo, B. van Ginneken, J.M. Reinhardt, Y Tarunashree, P.A. de Jong, B Irving, C Fetita, M Ortner, R Pinho, J. Sijbers, M Feuerstein, A Fabijanska, C Bauer, R Beichel, C.S. Mendoza, R. Wiemker, J. Lee, A.P. Reeves, S. Born, O Weinheimer, E.M. van Rikxoort, J Tschirren, K Mori, B Odry, D.P. Naidich, I.J. Hartmann, E.A. Hoffman, M. Prokop, J.H. Pedersen and M. de Bruijne, "Extraction of Airways from CT (EXACT’09)", in IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, vol. 31, pp. 2093-2107, 2012
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The EXACT study remains open for evaluation of new algorithms. To participate, you need to register here, and agree with the terms of participation. You can then download the data and upload your results using the links on the left side of this page. For more information, please contact us by email at exact09challenge@gmail.com