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J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2012 Dec;23(12):1629-37. doi: 10.1016/j.jvir.2012.08.028.

Quantitative and volumetric European Association for the Study of the Liver and Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors measurements: feasibility of a semiautomated software method to assess tumor response after transcatheter arterial chemoembolization.

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Clinical Informatics, Interventional, and Translational Solutions (CIITS), Philips Research North America, Briarcliff Manor, New York, USA.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To show that hepatic tumor volume and enhancement pattern measurements can be obtained in a time-efficient and reproducible manner on a voxel-by-voxel basis to provide a true three-dimensional (3D) volumetric assessment.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging data obtained from 20 patients recruited for a single-institution prospective study were retrospectively evaluated. All patients had a diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and underwent drug-eluting beads (DEB) transcatheter arterial chemoembolization for the first time. All patients had undergone contrast-enhanced MR imaging before and after DEB transcatheter arterial chemoembolization; poor image quality excluded 3 patients, resulting in a final count of 17 patients. Volumetric RECIST (vRECIST) and quantitative EASL (qEASL) were measured, and segmentation and processing times were recorded.

RESULTS:

There were 34 scans analyzed. The time for semiautomatic segmentation was 65 seconds±33 (range, 40-200 seconds). vRECIST and qEASL of each tumor were computed<1 minute for each.

CONCLUSIONS:

Semiautomatic quantitative tumor enhancement (qEASL) and volume (vRECIST) assessment is feasible in a workflow-efficient time frame. Clinical correlation is necessary, but vRECIST and qEASL could become part of the assessment of intraarterial therapy for interventional radiologists.

PMID:
23177109
PMCID:
PMC3579576
DOI:
10.1016/j.jvir.2012.08.028
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