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Publication Citation: Tumor volume measurement errors RECIST studied with realistic tumor models

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Author(s): Benjamin R. Galloway; Adele P. Peskin; Zachary H. Levine;
Title: Tumor volume measurement errors RECIST studied with realistic tumor models
Published: May 16, 2011
Abstract: RECIST (Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors) is a linear measure intended to predict tumor volume in medical computed tomography (CT). In this work, using purely geometrical considerations, we estimate how well RECIST can predict the volume of randomly-oriented tumor models, each composed of the union of ellipsoids. The principal conclusion is that RECIST is likely to work less well for realistic tumors than for ellipsoids.
Citation: Journal of Research (NIST JRES) -
Volume: 116
Pages: pp. 685 - 688
Keywords: X-ray imaging ; RECIST ; Tumor Size ; Volumetric Measurement
Research Areas: Imaging, Bioscience & Health
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