Journal article

Influence of experience and qualification on PET-based target volume delineation When there is no expert-ask your colleague

C Doll, V Duncker-Rohr, G Ruecker, M Mix, M MacManus, D De Ruysscher, W Vogel, JG Eriksen, W Oyen, A-L Grosu, W Weber, U Nestle

Strahlentherapie und Onkologie | URBAN & VOGEL | Published : 2014


Funding Acknowledgements

The authors thank the patient for agreement to use his image data and all participants of this contouring exercise, namely the participants of the ESTRO-EANM and the DEGRO Akademie teaching courses and the Freiburg colleagues, for allowing us to analyze their contours. We thank ESTRO, EANM, and DEGRO for permitting this kind of research in the context of their teaching courses. We especially thank David Gibon and his team from Aquilab for their helpful collaboration in the transfer and technical evaluation of the contours. We furthermore thank Scott Kaylor from Educase for transmitting the html contour files from FALCON for further evaluation and Christine Verfaille from ESTRO for her help herewith. This work would not have been possible without the assistance of the staff of the Departments of Radiation Oncology and Nuclear Medicine of the University Medical Center Freiburg. This study was supported by the Radiation Oncology Department of the University Medical Center Freiburg.