Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Christophe Nioche Awards 2665
Since its availability early 2016, many scientists, medical doctors, engineers and students have chosen LIFEx for their work. Here are a few comments about their experience: Dr. Lee Korea It is a pleasure for me to be on the contributor list. I used a matlab-based software for texture analysis, which is cumbersome and redundant. For me, LIFEx is really user-friendly and quite intuitive. I hope that I can help improve the software in the future Phd student, wenchao gu Maebashi, Japan The other thing i want to tell you is, i have been looking for 1 year to find the best software for doing texture analyzing.(including Mazda, Matlab....ect). LIFEx is the best software i have ever used. I am working in China, Shanghai Cancer Center. Now i'm studying Gunma university in Japan as a Phd student. Yasser Abdelhafez, MBBCh, MSc, MD South Egypt Cancer Institute Postdoctoral Scholar Department of Radiology University of California Davis Medical Center Dear LifeX developers, First, thank you for the great effort you put together in this remarkable software LifeX. I am interested in texture analysis of PET images and find your software to be the best user-friendly tool for physician.... Thank you for your input. I tried it and it works perfectly. By the way, congratulations to all of you for the recent great paper in Cancer Research. I appreciate your efforts. Thank you, Dr. Constantinos Zamboglou University Medical Center Freiburg, Radiation Oncology Germany Since one month I am using your software and I am quite happy. It is a great opportunity to have such a nice tool as a freeware platform. Thank you very much. Natalia Dubljevic Delta, Canada I tried this, and it works! Thank you so much-- excellent customer support :) Masao Watanabe The Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Kobe City Medical Center, General Hospital I am so sorry that I had so many questions to solve and that my questions took you a lot of time to reply. Your replies were so helpful and meaningful to me. I really appreciate your kind support. Thank you so much. Roberto Lantieri Università degli studi di Padova close2D works fine and it speed up 4x my work! thank you very much for your exceptional support! Is there a way to support your software with a donation?

LIFEx: a freeware for radiomic feature calculation in multimodality imaging to accelerate advances in the characterization of tumor heterogeneity

C Nioche, F Orlhac, S Boughdad, S Reuzé, J Goya-Outi, C Robert, C Pellot-Barakat, M Soussan, F Frouin, and I Buvat. LIFEx: a freeware for radiomic feature calculation in multimodality imaging to accelerate advances in the characterization of tumor heterogeneity. Cancer Research 2018; 78(16):4786-4789



Textural and shape analysis is gaining considerable interest in medical imaging, particularly to identify parameters characterizing tumor heterogeneity and to feed radiomic models. Here we present a free, multiplatform, and easy-to-use freeware called LIFEx, which enables the calculation of conventional, histogram-based textural and shape features from PET, SPECT, MR, CT, and US images, or from any combination of imaging modalities. The application does not require any programming skills and was developed for medical imaging professionals. The goal is that independent and multicenter evidence of the usefulness and limitations of radiomic features for characterization of tumor heterogeneity and subsequent patient management can be gathered. Many options are offered for interactive textural index calculation and for increasing the reproducibility among centers. The software already benefits from a large user community (more than 800 registered users), and interactions within that community are part of the development strategy.


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Cancer Research 2018; 78(16):4786-4789