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Citations help to justify funding from the agencies that support TCIA, and are what allow us to provide this data to the public free of charge. Please note that some collections have special restrictions on their use. They are outlined on the Data Usage Policies and Restrictions page.

In addition, we would like to list your publications on our web site. If you have utilized TCIA in your research, please contact us at help@cancerimagingarchive.net so we can include your work on our Related Publications page.

General Acknowledgments

For any manuscript developed using data from The Cancer Imaging Archive please cite the following publication:

Referencing TCIA Collections

If you are discussing a collection from TCIA in general, we suggest pointing to the corresponding page our Collection Wiki and following typical guidelines for citing a web page. Each collection's wiki page may also contain special acknowledgements specific to that particular collection. If you are analyzing the data as part of a research project in which others may wish to download the exact same set of images you've used, we highly encourage you to create a Digital Object Identifier as outlined in the next section.

Citing specific subsets of TCIA data used in your publication with Digital Object Identifiers

We highly recommend using TCIA's Digital Object Identifier (DOI) functionality for citing the use of our data in publications. Citing the specific data you used in your manuscript will help address growing concerns among the community relating to the transparency and reproducibility of biomedical research.  Our DOI system makes citing data easy to do and even provides a special web page for your DOI where researchers can go to download all of the data related to your publication without having to search for it in TCIA.  For general questions or help with creating a DOI for your next manuscript please contact TCIA's help desk.

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