Performance Observations of Scanner Qualification of NCI-Designated Cancer Centers: Results From the Centers of Quantitative Imaging Excellence (CQIE) Program

Mark Rosen, Paul E. Kinahan, James F. Gimpel, Adam Opanowski, Barry A. Siegel, G. Craig Hill, Linda Weiss, Lalitha Shankar

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Abstract

We present an overview of the Centers for Quantitative Imaging Excellence (CQIE) program, which was initiated in 2010 to establish a resource of clinical trial-ready sites within the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Cancer Centers (NCI-CCs) network. The intent was to enable imaging centers in the NCI-CCs network capable of conducting treatment trials with advanced quantitative imaging end points. We describe the motivations for establishing the CQIE, the process used to initiate the network, the methods of site qualification for positron emission tomography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging, and the results of the evaluations over the subsequent 3 years.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)232-245
Number of pages14
JournalAcademic radiology
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2017

Keywords

  • Scanner qualification
  • cancer imaging
  • clinical trials
  • imaging accreditation
  • imaging credentialing
  • phantom imaging

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