Iterative reconstructions (IR) might alter radiomic features extraction. We aim to evaluate the influence of Adaptive Statistical Iterative Reconstruction-V (ASIR-V) on CT radiomic features. Patients who underwent unenhanced abdominal CT (Revolution Evo, GE Healthcare, USA) were retrospectively enrolled. Raw data of filtered-back projection (FBP) were reconstructed with 10 levels of ASIR-V (10-100%). CT texture analysis (CTTA) of liver, kidney, spleen and paravertebral muscle for all datasets was performed. Six radiomic features (mean intensity, standard deviation (SD), entropy, mean of positive pixel (MPP), skewness, kurtosis) were extracted and compared between FBP and all ASIR-V levels, with and without altering the spatial scale filter (SSF). CTTA of all organs revealed significant differences between FBP and all ASIR-V reconstructions for mean intensity, SD, entropy and MPP (all p < 0.0001), while no significant differences were observed for skewness and kurtosis between FBP and all ASIR-V reconstructions (all p > 0.05). A per-filter analysis was also performed comparing FBP with all ASIR-V reconstructions for all six SSF separately (SSF0-SSF6). Results showed significant differences between FBP and all ASIR-V reconstruction levels for mean intensity, SD, and MPP (all filters p < 0.0315). Skewness and kurtosis showed no differences for all comparisons performed (all p > 0.05). The application of incremental ASIR-V levels affects CTTA across various filters. Skewness and kurtosis are not affected by IR and may be reliable quantitative parameters for radiomic analysis.

Influence of adaptive statistical iterative reconstructions on CT radiomic features in oncologic patients / Caruso, Damiano; Zerunian, Marta; Pucciarelli, Francesco; Bracci, Benedetta; Polici, Michela; D'Arrigo, Benedetta; Polidori, Tiziano; Guido, Gisella; Barbato, Luca; Polverari, Daniele; Benvenga, Antonella; Iannicelli, Elsa; Laghi, Andrea. - In: DIAGNOSTICS. - ISSN 2075-4418. - 11:6(2021). [10.3390/diagnostics11061000]

Influence of adaptive statistical iterative reconstructions on CT radiomic features in oncologic patients

Caruso, Damiano
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Zerunian, Marta
Secondo
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Pucciarelli, Francesco;Bracci, Benedetta;Polici, Michela;D'Arrigo, Benedetta;Polidori, Tiziano;Guido, Gisella;Iannicelli, Elsa
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Laghi, Andrea
Ultimo
2021

Abstract

Iterative reconstructions (IR) might alter radiomic features extraction. We aim to evaluate the influence of Adaptive Statistical Iterative Reconstruction-V (ASIR-V) on CT radiomic features. Patients who underwent unenhanced abdominal CT (Revolution Evo, GE Healthcare, USA) were retrospectively enrolled. Raw data of filtered-back projection (FBP) were reconstructed with 10 levels of ASIR-V (10-100%). CT texture analysis (CTTA) of liver, kidney, spleen and paravertebral muscle for all datasets was performed. Six radiomic features (mean intensity, standard deviation (SD), entropy, mean of positive pixel (MPP), skewness, kurtosis) were extracted and compared between FBP and all ASIR-V levels, with and without altering the spatial scale filter (SSF). CTTA of all organs revealed significant differences between FBP and all ASIR-V reconstructions for mean intensity, SD, entropy and MPP (all p < 0.0001), while no significant differences were observed for skewness and kurtosis between FBP and all ASIR-V reconstructions (all p > 0.05). A per-filter analysis was also performed comparing FBP with all ASIR-V reconstructions for all six SSF separately (SSF0-SSF6). Results showed significant differences between FBP and all ASIR-V reconstruction levels for mean intensity, SD, and MPP (all filters p < 0.0315). Skewness and kurtosis showed no differences for all comparisons performed (all p > 0.05). The application of incremental ASIR-V levels affects CTTA across various filters. Skewness and kurtosis are not affected by IR and may be reliable quantitative parameters for radiomic analysis.
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