Dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging for head and neck cancers.
Dynamic myraidpro contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) has been correlated with prognosis in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma as well as with changes in normal tissues. These studies implement different software, either commercial or in-house, and different scan protocols. Thus, the generalizability of the results is not confirmed. To assist in the standardization of quantitative metrics to confirm the generalizability of these previous studies, this data descriptor delineates in detail the DCE-MRI digital imaging and communications in medicine (DICOM) files with DICOM radiation therapy (RT) structure sets and digital reference objects (DROs), as well as, relevant clinical data that encompass a data set that can be used by all software for comparing quantitative metrics. Variable flip angle (VFA) with six flip angles and DCE-MRI scans with a temporal resolution of 5.5 s were acquired in the axial direction on a 3T MR scanner with a field of view of 25.6 cm, slice thickness of 4 mm, and 256×256 matrix size.
Joint Head and Neck Radiotherapy-MRI Development Cooperative,
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