Tumor Response Assessment
The Center for Quantitative Cancer Imaging is establishing infrastructure for providing standardized tumor measurements to support imaging response assessments performed in clinical cancer therapeutic trials at the Hunstman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah (HCI). A collaborative agreement has been executed to utilize the imaging software and database previously developed by the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Tumor Imaging Metrics Core. This will also facilitate the creation of a cancer imaging database with annotated measurements that will be used for further radiomics research and will link with other HCI databases.
The CQCI Tumor Response Assessment Laboratory includes a ClearCanvas virtual server with 10 TB storage and 4 high performance ClearCanvas imaging workstations. Data management and image analysis for all HCI clinical trials will be be performed in CQCI by image analysts with supervision and oversight from diagnostic radiologists using image analysis software and trial database developed by the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Tumor Imaging Metrics Core.
Image/Data Analysis Lab
The image process equipment consists of three GE Unix workstations, two GE AW workstations, iMac computer, PCs and a high performance server (Universal 2U Dual Quad-core Xeon with 4 terabytes of disk). In addition, there is a high-end workstation for processing images for the Inveon micro PET/SPECT/CT scanner.