QA for Anatomy Contouring

Anatomy delineation is one of the most critical components of treatment planning, but perhaps the least tested and most subject to variability and error. Benjamin Nelms is the inventor of StructSure software (US Patent 8,081,813), owned by Standard Imaging. StructSure enables a plug-and-play, quantified assessment of contouring ability…per-clinician, per-organ, per-anything.

Here is a link to Standard Imaging’s commercial website for StructSure.

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Scientific Publications Utilizing StructSure

Nelms BE, Tomé WA, Robinson G, Wheeler J. Variations in the contouring of organs at risk: test case from a patient with oropharyngeal cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2012 Jan 1;82(1).

Breunig et al. “A system for continual quality improvement of normal tissue delineation for radiation therapy treatment planning.” Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2012 Aug 1;83(5).

Rodrigues et al. “Categorizing segmentation quality using a quantitative quality assurance algorithm.” J Med Imaging Radiat Oncol. 2012 Dec;56(6).