Devin Miles with David Jordan
Significance of Image Heterogeneity in Multi-Modality Medical Imaging
Heterogeneous features have been observed in clinical PET-CT and PET-MRI imaging of tumors. The significance of this heterogeneity is not well understood but may have prognostic value for clinicians. To advance understanding of this parameter, an investigation of the inherent heterogeneity of PET, MRI, and CT imaging will be performed using known homogeneous subjects. Once the inherent heterogeneities of the imaging processes are characterized, further investigation will introduce known heterogeneous features to determine their imaging characteristics. It is anticipated that the results of this work will be used to characterize heterogeneous tumors imaged in human patients.