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Modeling Clinical Tumors to Create Standardized Data for Tumor Volume Measurement



Adele P. Peskin, Alden A. Dima


Expanding on our previously developed method for inserting synthetic objects into clinical computerized tomographic (CT) data, we model a set of eight clinical tumors that span a range of geometries and locations within the lung. The goal is to create realistic but synthetic tumor data, with known volumes. The set of data we created can be used as a standard by which to compare volumetric methods, particularly for lung tumors attached to vascular material in the lung or attached to lung walls, where ambiguities for volume measurement occur. In the process of creating these data sets, we select a sample of often seen lung tumor shapes and locations in the lung, and show that for this sample a large fraction of the voxels representing tumors in the gridded data are partially filled voxels. This points out the need for volumetric methods that handle partial volumes accurately.
Proceedings Title
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series
Conference Dates
November 29-December 1, 2010
Conference Location
Las Vegas, NV
Conference Title
6th International Symposium on Visual Computing, ISVC 2010


lung tumor, volumetric measurement, phantoms


Peskin, A. and Dima, A. (2009), Modeling Clinical Tumors to Create Standardized Data for Tumor Volume Measurement, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series, Las Vegas, NV, [online], (Accessed June 23, 2024)


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Created November 29, 2009, Updated February 19, 2017