Clinical utility of quantitative imaging.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Quantitative imaging (QI) is increasingly applied in modern radiology practice, assisting in the clinical assessment of many patients and providing a source of biomarkers for a spectrum of diseases. QI is commonly used to inform patient diagnosis or prognosis, determine the choice of therapy, or monitor therapy response. Because most radiologists will likely implement some QI tools to meet the patient care needs of their referring clinicians, it is important for all radiologists to become familiar with the strengths and limitations of QI. The Association of University Radiologists Radiology Research Alliance Quantitative Imaging Task Force has explored the clinical application of QI and summarizes its work in this review. We provide an overview of the clinical use of QI by discussing QI tools that are currently used in clinical practice, clinical applications of these tools, approaches to reporting of QI, and challenges to implementing QI. It is hoped that these insights will help radiologists recognize the tangible benefits of QI to their patients, their referring clinicians, and their own radiology practice.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rosenkrantz, AB; Mendiratta-Lala, M; Bartholmai, BJ; Ganeshan, D; Abramson, RG; Burton, KR; Yu, J-PJ; Scalzetti, EM; Yankeelov, TE; Subramaniam, RM; Lenchik, L

Published Date

  • January 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 33 - 49

PubMed ID

  • 25442800

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4259826

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1878-4046

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.acra.2014.08.011


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States