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The distinction between normal chest x-ray (CXR) images and abnormal ones containing features of disease (e.g., opacities, consolidation, etc.) is important for accurate medical diagnosis. CXR images contain valuable information concerning the physiological and pathological state of the lungs and airways. In addition, they provide information about the heart, chest bones, and some arteries (e.g., Aorta and pulmonary arteries). Deep learning artificial intelligence has taken great strides in the development of sophisticated medical models in a wide range of applications. More specifically, it has been shown to provide highly accurate diagnosis and detection tools. The dataset presented in this article contains the chest x-ray images from the examination of confirmed COVID-19 subjects, who were admitted for a multiday stay at a local hospital in northern Jordan. To provide a diverse dataset, only one CXR image per subject was included in the data. The dataset can be used for the development of automated methods that detect COVID-19 from CXR images (COVID-19 vs. normal) and distinguish pneumonia caused by COVID-19 from other pulmonary diseases. ©202x The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Inc. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (

Fraiwan Mohammad, Khasawneh Natheer, Khassawneh Basheer, Ibnian Ali


Artificial intelligence, COVID-19, Chest X-ray, Deep learning, Detection, Diagnosis