Developing an application to support cancer diagnosis based on standardized uptake value32 views
Keywords:Positron Emission Tomography combined Computed Tomography (PET/CT); Standardized Uptake Value (SUV); Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine (DICOM).
Positron emission tomography (PET) is a type of nuclear medicine procedure that measures the metabolic activity of cells in body tissues that is well suited for detecting, staging and monitoring malignant tumours. The use of PET as a prognostic indicator based on Standardized Uptake Value (SUV) is a powerful tool to supplement the visual interpretation used by physicians. However, when scientists need to conduct desired research, they may face significant difficulties if they have no access to the vendor's application. In this paper, the authors have successfully developed the application based on the algorithm that they proposed. The maximum and average SUV of slices calculated from the authors' application are directly compared with the results from Inobitec DICOM Viewer program and the accuracy is, respectively, 85.4% and 88.7%.
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