Measurement of potentially viable liver lesion tissue
In mid-to-late stage cancer diagnoses especially, patient treatment is comprised of minimally invasive, catheter-based, image guided lesion therapies, making the advancement of lesion assessment technology critically important. Traditional treatment response tracking methods are purely based around the measurement of lesion size and often don’t consider lesion viability or cell death, features that can be indicative of treatment response in patients with liver cancer.
qEASL (quantitative European Association for the Study of the Liver) is a post-processing tool that allows radiologists to make a standardized analysis of 3D imaging scans to obtain a measurement of potentially viable liver lesion tissue. It provides a visual indication by a color map overlayer on the scans. The color regions of the segmented lesions are where there is more enhancement than the pre-defined reference region. qEASL has been fully integrated into Philips’ Multi-Modality Lesion Tracking application within the IntelliSpace Portal.
The results obtained may be used as a tool by clinicians in determining the diagnosis of patient disease conditions in various organs, tissues, and other anatomical structure.