Quantification of Distention in CT Colonography: Development and Validation of Three Computer Algorithms
Hung PW, Paik DS, Napel S, Yee J, Jeffrey Jr. RB, Steinauer-Gebauer A, Min J, Jathavedam A, Beaulieu CF.
Three bowel distention-measuring algorithms for use at computed tomographic (CT) colonography were developed, validated in phantoms, and applied to a human CT colonographic data set. The three algorithms are the cross-sectional area method, the moving spheres method, and the segmental volume method. Each algorithm effectively quantified distention, but accuracy varied between methods. Clinical feasibility was demonstrated. Depending on the desired spatial resolution and accuracy, each algorithm can quantitatively depict colonic diameter in CT colonography.