Impact of the accuracy of automatic tumour functional volume delineation on radiotherapy treatment planning.

@article{LeMaitre2012ImpactOT,
  title={Impact of the accuracy of automatic tumour functional volume delineation on radiotherapy treatment planning.},
  author={Amandine Le Maitre and Mathieu Hatt and Olivier Pradier and Catherine Cheze-le Rest and Dimitris Visvikis},
  journal={Physics in medicine and biology},
  year={2012},
  volume={57 17},
  pages={
          5381-97
        }
}
Over the past few years several automatic and semi-automatic PET segmentation methods for target volume definition in radiotherapy have been proposed. The objective of this study is to compare different methods in terms of dosimetry. For such a comparison, a gold standard is needed. For this purpose, realistic GATE-simulated PET images were used. Three lung cases and three H&N cases were designed with various shapes, contrasts and heterogeneities. Four different segmentation approaches were… 
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