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Tumor volume measurement errors RECIST studied with realistic tumor models



Benjamin R. Galloway, Adele Peskin, Zachary H. Levine


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.
Journal of Research (NIST JRES) -


X-ray imaging , RECIST , Tumor Size , Volumetric Measurement


Galloway, B. , Peskin, A. and Levine, Z. (2011), Tumor volume measurement errors RECIST studied with realistic tumor models, Journal of Research (NIST JRES), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed April 18, 2024)
Created May 15, 2011, Updated October 12, 2021