About the Project

The OPTIMAM Medical Image Database (OMI-DB) collects NHS Breast Screening Programme (NHSBSP) screening images from multiple breast screening centres across the U.K and has been created to serve as a large repository of de-identified medical images to support research involving medical imaging.

OMI-DB’s focus is to collect data to support the OPTIMAM research project, funded by Cancer Research-UK. OPTIMAM1/OPTIMAM2 aimed to optimise the adoption of new X-ray technology for detecting breast cancers and thereby to improve the early detection of breast cancers in the NHS Screening Programme. You can find out more about OPTIMAM Research by visiting the webpage.

OMI-DB has a mandate to share its data and has been designed for the use of the entire research community. Research groups/institutions can apply for access to the images. Applications are considered by an internal subcommittee made up of members of the OPTIMAM steering committee. Any access to the images is subject to a sharing agreement created in collaboration with Cancer Research Technology (CRT). Click here to find out more on how to get access to the images.