|Fused monochromatic imaging acquired by single source dual energy CT in hepatocellular carcinoma during arterial phase: an initial experience|
|Gao, Shun-Yu; Zhang, Xiao-Peng; Cui, Yong; Sun, Ying-Shi; Tang, Lei; Li, Xiao-Ting; Zhang, Xiao-Yan; Shan, Jun|
|关键词||Computed Tomography (Ct) Dual Energy Hepatocellular Carcinoma (Hcc) Image Postprocessing Comparative Study|
|刊名||CHINESE JOURNAL OF CANCER RESEARCH|
|WOS标题词||Science & Technology|
|关键词[WOS]||LOW TUBE VOLTAGE ; HYPERVASCULAR LIVER-TUMORS ; COMPUTED-TOMOGRAPHY ; CONTRAST ENHANCEMENT ; QUALITY ; PHANTOM ; FUSION ; NOISE ; MODE|
Objective: To explore whether single and fused monochromatic images can improve liver tumor detection and delineation by single source dual energy CT (ssDECT) in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) during arterial phase.
Methods: Fifty-seven patients with HCC who underwent ssDECT scanning at Beijing Cancer Hospital were enrolled retrospectively. Twenty-one sets of monochromatic images from 40 to 140 keV were reconstructed at 5 keV intervals in arterial phase. The optimal contrast-noise ratio (CNR) monochromatic images of the liver tumor and the lowest-noise monochromatic images were selected for image fusion. We evaluated the image quality of the optimal-CNR monochromatic images, the lowest-noise monochromatic images and the fused monochromatic images, respectively. The evaluation indicators included the spatial resolution of the anatomical structure, the noise level, the contrast and CNR of the tumor.
Results: In arterial phase, the anatomical structure of the liver can be displayed most clearly in the 65-keV monochromatic images, with the lowest image noise. The optimal-CNR monochromatic images of HCC tumor were 50-keV monochromatic images in which the internal structural features of the liver tumors were displayed most clearly and meticulously. For tumor detection, the fused monochromatic images and the 50-keV monochromatic images had similar performances, and were more sensitive than 65-keV monochromatic images.
Conclusions: We achieved good arterial phase images by fusing the optimal-CNR monochromatic images of the HCC tumor and the lowest-noise monochromatic images. The fused images displayed liver tumors and anatomical structures more clearly, which is potentially helpful for identifying more and smaller HCC tumors.
|项目编号||2011CB707705 ; 81371715 ; 81201215 ; Z121107001012115|
|资助机构||National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program) ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; Capital Characteristic Clinical Application Research|
|作者单位||Peking Univ Canc Hosp & Inst, Key Lab Carcinogenesis & Translat Res, Minist Educ, Dept Radiol, Beijing 100142, Peoples R China|
|Gao, Shun-Yu,Zhang, Xiao-Peng,Cui, Yong,et al. Fused monochromatic imaging acquired by single source dual energy CT in hepatocellular carcinoma during arterial phase: an initial experience[J]. CHINESE JOURNAL OF CANCER RESEARCH,2014,26(4):437-443.|
|APA||Gao, Shun-Yu.,Zhang, Xiao-Peng.,Cui, Yong.,Sun, Ying-Shi.,Tang, Lei.,...&Shan, Jun.(2014).Fused monochromatic imaging acquired by single source dual energy CT in hepatocellular carcinoma during arterial phase: an initial experience.CHINESE JOURNAL OF CANCER RESEARCH,26(4),437-443.|
|MLA||Gao, Shun-Yu,et al."Fused monochromatic imaging acquired by single source dual energy CT in hepatocellular carcinoma during arterial phase: an initial experience".CHINESE JOURNAL OF CANCER RESEARCH 26.4(2014):437-443.|