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  1. Resource Description
    The RxIMAGE database is the Nation’s only portfolio of curated, freely available, increasingly comprehensive, high-quality digital images of prescription pills and associated data. Examples of pills are capsules and tablets intended for oral use. Photographs of pills for the RxIMAGE database were taken under laboratory lighting conditions, from a camera directly above the front and the back faces of the pill, at high resolution, and using specialized digital macro-photography techniques. Image segmentation algorithms were then applied to create the JPEG images in the database. Software developers can use the freely accessible RxIMAGE API to create apps for text-based search and retrieval from the RxIMAGE database. The general public can use those apps to search for and retrieve images and data from the RxIMAGE database. Usage example: A health care provider uses a mobile device to call up an app that executes an RxIMAGE API request to search the RxIMAGE database for an unknown pill by appearance. That may be the only way to identify the pills an unconscious person or an evacuee has on his or her person during a natural disaster.
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    Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications
  3. Data Input
    High-quality digital images of prescription pills
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