Cardiac MR images of thalassemia major patients with myocardial iron overload: a data note

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Objective: Patients with thalassemia major (TM) have the highest mortality rate due to heart failure induced by myocardial iron overload. However, T2* weighted MR imaging is currently a gold standard approach for measuring iron overload. Examining ventricular volumes with magnetic resonance imaging (MR imaging) and measuring myocardial iron overload in TM patients allows for an early prediction of heart failure. This dataset includes cardiac MR images of TM patients and the control group with clinical and echocardiographic data. This dataset may be useful to researchers investigating myocardial iron overload. This dataset can also be used for medical image processing applications, such as ventricle segmentation. Data description: This study provides open-source cardiac MR images of 50 subjects and clinical and echocardiographic data. From February 2016 to January 2019, all images and clinical data were obtained from the MRI department of a general hospital in Mashhad, Iran. All the images are 16-bit gray-scale and stored in DICOM format. All patient-specific information is removed from image headers to preserve patient privacy. In addition, all images associated with each subject are compressed and saved in the RAR format.




Shiae Ali, E., Bakhshali, M. A., Shoja Razavi, S. J., Poorzand, H., & Layegh, P. (2021). Cardiac MR images of thalassemia major patients with myocardial iron overload: a data note. BMC Research Notes, 14(1).

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