I. Description of the Data Set

This is the light-weight version of the popular DDSM (Digital Database for Screening Mammography) data set which currently is obsolete. To answer the nagging question why Mini-DDSM, it is important to know that the DDSM database has a website maintained at the University of South Florida for purposes of keeping it accessible on the web. However, image files are compressed with lossless JPEG (i.e., “.LJPEG”) encoding that are generated using a broken software (or at least an outdated tool as described on the DDSM website). CBIS-DDSM provides an alternative host of the original DDSM, but unfortunately, images are stripped from their original identification filename and from the age attribute. Figure 1 illustrates the different classes Mini-DDSM exhibits.

Figure 1. Data Distribution in Mini-DDSM.

Below are the excel files of the data accompanying the mammography image data set (which you can download from Kaggle -due to their large size- Get it here).

II. Use of the Materials

The users of the Mini-DDSM Data Set must agree that:
  1. No redistribution of the dataset is allowed
  2. In any resultant publications of research that uses the paper / dataset, due credits must be provided to:
    C.D. Lekamlage, F. Afzal, E. Westerberg and A. Cheddad, “Mini-DDSM: Mammography-based Automatic Age Estimation,” in the 3rd International Conference on Digital Medicine and Image Processing (DMIP 2020), ACM, Kyoto, Japan, November 06-09, 2020. Get a pre-print here .

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