28 February 2012 A review of consensus test methods for established medical imaging modalities and their implications for optical coherence tomography
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In recent years there has been increasing interest in development of consensus, tissue-phantom-based approaches for assessment of biophotonic imaging systems, with the primary goal of facilitating clinical translation of novel optical technologies. Well-characterized test methods based on tissue phantoms can provide useful tools for performance assessment, thus enabling standardization and device inter-comparison during preclinical development as well as quality assurance and re-calibration in the clinical setting. In this review, we study the role of phantom-based test methods as described in consensus documents such as international standards for established imaging modalities including X-ray CT, MRI and ultrasound. Specifically, we focus on three image quality characteristics - spatial resolution, spatial measurement accuracy and image uniformity - and summarize the terminology, metrics, phantom design/construction approaches and measurement/analysis procedures used to assess these characteristics. Phantom approaches described are those in routine clinical use and tend to have simplified morphology and biologically-relevant physical parameters. Finally, we discuss the potential for applying knowledge gained from existing consensus documents in the development of standardized, phantom-based test methods for optical coherence tomography.
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Joshua Pfefer, Joshua Pfefer, Anant Agrawal, Anant Agrawal, } "A review of consensus test methods for established medical imaging modalities and their implications for optical coherence tomography", Proc. SPIE 8215, Design and Quality for Biomedical Technologies V, 82150D (28 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.912371; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.912371
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