Evaluation of Adaptive Statistical Iterative Reconstruction-V Reconstruction Algorithm vs Filtered Back Projection in the Detection of Hypodense Liver Lesions: Reader Performance and Preferences

Amanda M. Dimmitt, Jessica A. Pelz, Megan E. Albertson, Kaeli K. Samson, Lyudmila M. Muinov, Jennifer M. Oliveto, Neil J. Hansen

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Abstract

Objective The aim of the study was to evaluate diagnostic accuracy and readers' experience in the detection of focal liver lesions on computed tomography with Adaptive Statistical Iterative Reconstruction-V (ASIR-V) reconstruction compared with filtered back projection (FBP) scans. Methods Fifty-five patients with liver lesions had FBP and ASIR-V scans. Two radiologists independently reviewed both sets of computed tomography scans, identifying and characterizing liver lesions. Results Adaptive Statistical Iterative Reconstruction-V scans had a reduction in dose length product (P < 0.0001) with no difference in image contrast (P = 0.1805); image noise was less for the ASIR-V scans (P < 0.0001) and contrast-to-noise ratio was better for ASIR-V (P = 0.0002). Both readers found more hypodense liver lesions on the FBP (P = 0.01) scans. Multiple subjective imaging scores were significantly less for the ASIR-V scans for both readers. Conclusions Although ASIR-V scans were objectively better, our readers performed worse in lesion detection on them, suggesting a need for better education/experience with this technology during implementation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)200-205
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Volume43
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2019

Keywords

  • ASIR-V
  • filtered back projection
  • iterative reconstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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