Documentation/4.0/Modules/PETStandardUptakeValueComputation

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Introduction and Acknowledgements

This work is part of the National Alliance for Medical Image Computing (NA-MIC), funded by the National Institutes of Health through the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research, Grant U54 EB005149. Information on NA-MIC can be obtained from the NA-MIC website.
Author: Wendy Plesniak, SPL
Contributor1: Ron Kikinis, SPL
Contributor2: Nicole Aucoin, SPL
Contact: Wendy Plesniak, <email>wjp@bwh.harvard.edu</email>

Surgical Planning Laboratory  
NA-MIC  

Module Description

Computes the standardized uptake value based on body weight. references gives more details on the algorithm.

Computes the standardized uptake value based on body weight. Takes an input PET image in DICOM and NRRD format (DICOM header must contain Radiopharmaceutical parameters). Produces a CSV file that contains patientID, studyDate, dose, labelID, suvmin, suvmax, suvmean, labelName for each volume of interest. It also displays some of the information as output strings in the GUI, the CSV file is optional in that case. The CSV file is appended to on each execution of the CLI.


Use Cases

This command line module was developed for a special use case in which many different VOIs were specified on the fused structural and PET images; SUV maximum, SUV minimum, SUV mean were computed for each of these labels and the resulting quanitative measures were output to a comma-separated value (csv) file of the user's choosing.

Since various study parameters for the datasets are required for these measurements, a pointer to the DICOM directory is also provided to the computation.

This module does not visualize the functional and structural dataset. Instead, it saves all measurements to the csv file as well as showing the following quantitative measures in Slicer's interface: label name, label value, SUV max, SUV mean, SUV minimum.

Tutorials

Links to tutorials that use this module

Panels and their use

A list of all the panels in the interface, their features, what they mean, and how to use them. For instance:


Similar Modules

  • The Slicer3 PETCTFusion module formed the basis of this module.

References

Publications related to this module:

Information for Developers

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