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Virtual imaging trials: an emerging experimental paradigm in imaging research and practice
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Paper Abstract

As medical imaging technologies continue to accelerate in complexity, application, and multiplicity of design choices and use features, they should ideally be evaluated and optimized through human clinical trials. However, such trials are often impossible and impractical. Virtual imaging trials (VITs) offer a solution allowing scientists to conduct “human” trials of emerging imaging concepts and technologies via quick and cost effective simulations. VIT gives researchers a new experimental paradigm to answer fundamental questions that can only be practically answered using the precise controls and known ground truth afforded in the virtual domain. VIT is possible through realistic and accurate modeling of a) the patient, b) the imaging system, and c) the image interpretation process. This paper discusses these topics and offers demonstration examples of select applications of VIT in CT imaging.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 March 2020
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 11312, Medical Imaging 2020: Physics of Medical Imaging, 113121T (16 March 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2549818
Show Author Affiliations
Ehsan Samei, Duke Univ. (United States)
Ehsan Abadi, Duke Univ. (United States)
Anuj Kapadia, Duke Univ. (United States)
Joseph Lo, Duke Univ. (United States)
Maciej Mazurowski, Duke Univ. (United States)
Paul Segars, Duke Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11312:
Medical Imaging 2020: Physics of Medical Imaging
Guang-Hong Chen; Hilde Bosmans, Editor(s)

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