When Evaluated Using CT Imaging Phantoms AAPM Phantom Studies on the Quantitative Analysis Method

AAPM Phantom을 이용한 CT 팬텀 영상 평가 시 정량적 분석 방법에 관한 연구

  • 김영수 (대우병원 영상의학과) ;
  • 예수영 (부산가톨릭대학교 방사선학과) ;
  • 김동현 (부산가톨릭대학교 방사선학과)
  • Received : 2016.03.31
  • Accepted : 2016.05.23
  • Published : 2016.08.28


AAPM CT performance for special medical equipment quality control checks using a standard phantom for evaluation, using the evaluator's subjective assessment as to minimize errors due computerized assessment program to evaluate their usefulness. Phantom for evaluation AAPM CT Performance Phantom: was used, the default shooting conditions are the same as quality control checks. And, we use IMAGE J to evaluate the program. Quantitative evaluation with CT attenuation coefficient and the noise measurement, the uniformity measurement, the slice thickness measurement, contrast resolution of the measurement, a phantom image of the spatial resolution determined by the evaluation program is evaluated as self-extracting the result after processing the image, CT uniformity measurement for the evaluation that was smaller and the standard deviation of a video image processing more uniform slice thickness measurements it is difficult to evaluate due to the difference of the ratio of the measured value of the phantom image. Contrast resolution was measured cylindrical diameter 6th evaluate the shape of a circle obtained a mean value and a standard deviation of diameters, the spatial resolution of the group of source, including acceptance criteria automatically extracted result as a result of both the number of the extracted circularIt appeared. Evaluate the source image and video processing, and video to qualitative evaluation by gross were processed video image is shown excellent results. If the evaluators in order to minimize the errors of subjective judgment based on the results of the above should be done with a quantitative evaluation and qualitative evaluation utilizes a computerized assessment program is considered that further evaluation be made more efficient.


AAPM Phantom Image;Image Processing;IMAGE J;Quantitative Assessment


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