Cancer Imaging Phenomics Toolkit (CaPTk)  1.8.0.Beta
Breast Cancer: Texture Feature Extraction

This application extracts the Texture Features as described in the paper [1]. It uses LIBRA for segmentation and the Feature Extraction backend to do all the feature computation.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Raw (i.e., "FOR PROCESSING") or vendor post-processed (i.e., "FOR PRESENTATION") FFDM images.
  • FFDM vendors currently supported: GE Healthcare and Hologic.
  • Each image stored in a separate folder.

USAGE:

  1. Load the FFDM image using the 'File -> Load -> Images' menu option.
  2. Launch Breast Texture Feature Extraction using the 'Applications -> [Breast Cancer] Texture Pipeline' menu option.
  3. Specify the output directory.
  • This application is also available as with a stand-alone CLI for data analysts to build pipelines around, using the following example command:
    ${CaPTk_InstallDir}/bin/BreastTexturePipeline.exe -i C:/input/image.dcm -o C:/outputDir -d 1 
    

References:

  1. B.M.Keller, D.L.Nathan, Y.Wang, Y.Zheng, J.C.Gee, E.F.Conant, D.Kontos, "Estimation of breast percent density in raw and processed full field digital mammography images via adaptive fuzzy c-means clustering and support vector machine segmentation", Med Phys. 39(8):4903-4917, 2012, DOI:10.1118/1.4736530