As the saying goes, "A picture is worth
a thousand words", and some types of information are more effectively
understood when presented in an image. For example, the neoplasms observed
in cancer are almost always recognizable by the presence of morphological
lesions. Cancer gives rise to various morbid changes. Here at the National
Kyushu Cancer Center, the mainstay hospital in Kyushu for cancer-related diagnosis
and treatment, we have compiled a database of images on various types of cancers.
This database has been made public since November 1998 in order to serve the
The Kyushu Medical Image Database has been produced
as a part of the 5th field shared-research program of scientific research
for Health and Welfare Programs under "the Second Term Comprehensive
10-year Strategy for Cancer Control of the Ministry of Health and Welfare".
Part of the image database has been derived from the joint research findings
of the "Project Research for the Japanese Society for Cancer of the Colon
and Rectum " and the "Registration and Information Committee of
the Japanese Society for Familial Tumors". We are looking forward to
your ongoing support and feedback.