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Importance of Volumetric Measurement Processes in Oncology Imaging Trials for Screening and Evaluation of Tumors as Per Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors

  • Vemuri, Ravi Chandra (Department of Medical Imaging, Core Imaging Laboratory, Parexel International) ;
  • Jarecha, Rudresh (Department of Medical Imaging, Core Imaging Laboratory, Parexel International) ;
  • Hwi, Kim Kah (Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine) ;
  • Gundamaraju, Rohit (Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine) ;
  • MaruthiKanth, Aripaka (Department of Medical Imaging, Core Imaging Laboratory, Parexel International) ;
  • Kulkarni, AravindRao (Department of Medical Imaging, Core Imaging Laboratory, Parexel International) ;
  • Reddy, Sundeep (Department of Medical Imaging, Core Imaging Laboratory, Parexel International)
  • Published : 2014.03.01

Abstract

Cancer, like any disease, is a pathologic biological process. Drugs are designed to interfere with the pathologic process and should therefore also be validated using a functional screening method directed at these processes. Screening for cancers at an appropriate time and also evaluating results is also very important. Volumetric measurement helps in better screening and evaluation of tumors. Volumetry is a process of quantification of the tumors by identification (pre-cancerous or target lesion) and measurement. Volumetric image analysis allows an accurate, precise, sensitive, and medically valuable assessment of tumor response. It also helps in identifying possible outcomes such disease progression (PD) or complete response as per Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST).

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