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CT Volumetry of Convoluted Objects—A Simple Method Using Volume Averaging

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Department of Radiology, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
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Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons (VP&S), Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
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Academic Editor: Brian D. Ross
Received: 12 March 2021 / Revised: 31 March 2021 / Accepted: 8 April 2021 / Published: 13 April 2021
Accurate measurement of object volumes using computed tomography is often important but can be challenging, especially for finely convoluted objects with severe marginal blurring from volume averaging. We aimed to test the accuracy of a simple method for volumetry by constructing, scanning and analyzing a phantom object with these characteristics which consisted of a cluster of small lucite beads embedded in petroleum jelly. Our method involves drawing simple regions of interest containing the entirety of the object and a portion of the surrounding material and using its density, along with the densities of pure lucite and petroleum jelly and the slice thickness to calculate the volume of the object in each slice. Comparison of our results with the object’s true volume showed the technique to be highly accurate, irrespective of slice thickness, image noise, reconstruction planes, spatial resolution and variations in regions of interest. We conclude that the method can be easily used for accurate volumetry in clinical and research scans without the need for specialized volumetry computer programs. View Full-Text
Keywords: CT; volumetry; segmentation; partial-volume averaging CT; volumetry; segmentation; partial-volume averaging
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Al-Senan, R.; Newhouse, J.H. CT Volumetry of Convoluted Objects—A Simple Method Using Volume Averaging. Tomography 2021, 7, 120-129. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/tomography7020011

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Al-Senan R, Newhouse JH. CT Volumetry of Convoluted Objects—A Simple Method Using Volume Averaging. Tomography. 2021; 7(2):120-129. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/tomography7020011

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Al-Senan, Rani, and Jeffrey H. Newhouse 2021. "CT Volumetry of Convoluted Objects—A Simple Method Using Volume Averaging" Tomography 7, no. 2: 120-129. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/tomography7020011

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