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Proc SPIE Int Soc Opt Eng. 2015 Nov;9681. pii: 96810C. doi: 10.1117/12.2211526. Epub 2015 Dec 22.

Multidimensional Interactive Radiology Report and Analysis: Standardization of workflow and reporting for renal mass tracking and quantification.

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1
USC 4D Quantitative Imaging Lab, Dept. of Radiology, Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA 90033.
2
Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA 90089.
3
CIBORG Laboratory, Dept. of Radiology, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, CA, USA 90027.
4
Dept. of Radiology, Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA 90033.

Abstract

A conventional radiology report primarily consists of a large amount of unstructured text, and lacks clear, concise, consistent and content-rich information. Hence, an area of unmet clinical need consists of developing better ways to communicate radiology findings and information specific to each patient. Here, we design a new workflow and reporting system that combines and integrates advances in engineering technology with those from the medical sciences, the Multidimensional Interactive Radiology Report and Analysis (MIRRA). Until recently, clinical standards have primarily relied on 2D images for the purpose of measurement, but with the advent of 3D processing, many of the manually measured metrics can be automated, leading to better reproducibility and less subjective measurement placement. Hence, we make use this newly available 3D processing in our workflow. Our pipeline is used here to standardize the labeling, tracking, and quantifying of metrics for renal masses.

KEYWORDS:

DICOM; image processing; renal masses; reporting; tumor

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