Purpose: Evaluation of Raystation ANAtomically CONstrained Deformation Algorithm (ANACONDA) performance to different urinary bladder filling levels in male pelvis anatomic site varying the controlling Regions Of Interest (ROIs). Methods: Different image datasets were obtained with ImSimQA (Oncology System Limited, Shrewsbury, UK) to evaluate ANACONDA performances (RaySearch Laboratories, Stockholm, Sweden). Deformation vector fields were applied to a synthetic man pelvis and a real patient computed tomography (CT) dataset (reference CTs) resulting in deformed CTs (target CTs) with various bladder filling levels. Different deformable image registrations (DIRs) were generated between each target CTs and reference CTs varying the controlling ROIs subset. Deformed ROIs were mapped from target CT to reference CT and then compared to reference ROIs. Evaluation was performed by Dice Similarity Coefficient (DSC), Correlation Coefficient (CC), Mean Distance to Agreement (MDA), maximum Distance to Agreement (maxDA) and with the introduction of global DSC (global_DSC) and global CC (global_CC) parameters. Results: In both synthetic and real patient CT cases, DSC scored less than 0.75 and MDA greater than 3 mm when no ROIs or only bladder were exploited as controlling ROI. DSC and CC increased by increasing the number of controlling ROIs selected whereas, an opposite behavior was observed for MDA and maxDA. Conclusions: ANACONDA performances can be influenced by bladder filling fluctuation if no controlling ROIs are selected. Global_DSC and global_CC are useful parameters to quantitatively compare DIR algorithms. DIR performances improve by increasing the number of controlling ROIs selected, reaching a saturation level after a defined ROIs subset selection.
Influence of different urinary bladder filling levels and controlling regions of interest selection on deformable image registration algorithms / C. Romanò, P. De Marco, S. Trivellato, D. Ciardo, S. Comi, G. Marvaso, G. Riva, B.A. Jereczek-Fossa, R. Orecchia, F. Cattani. - In: PHYSICA MEDICA. - ISSN 1120-1797. - 75(2020 Jul), pp. 19-25.
|Titolo:||Influence of different urinary bladder filling levels and controlling regions of interest selection on deformable image registration algorithms|
ROMANO', CHIARA (Corresponding)
|Parole Chiave:||ANACONDA; Controlling ROIs; Deformable image registration; Hybrid deformation algorithm|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/36 - Diagnostica per Immagini e Radioterapia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||lug-2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejmp.2020.05.016|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|