I recently contributed an article on quantitative imaging to RT Image, “Strengthening Research: Striving for better quantitative imaging in clinical trials”. Excerpt:
“Quantitative imaging algorithms need to adapt better to changes in acquisition systems and parameters since large multi-center clinical trials employ several imaging devices, and the equipment changes constantly. A robustness to variation in image acquisition devices and parameter settings is critical to establish quantitative imaging methods as standard endpoints in clinical trials.”
This was a good opportunity to highlight the open source Lesion Sizing Toolkit, the give-a-scan patient donated database, and other open science efforts which improve the way we measure response to lung cancer drug therapy. Read the full article here. If you would like to subscribe to RT Image (it is a free subscription) you can do so here: http://www.rt-image.com/.