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QIBA develops [[Profiles | Profile documents]] that standardize methods for creating a specific biomarker with predictable performance (accuracy and reproducibility).
 
QIBA develops [[Profiles | Profile documents]] that standardize methods for creating a specific biomarker with predictable performance (accuracy and reproducibility).
  
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Quantitative Imaging Biomarkers (QIBs) are physical quantities that imaging modalities can measure (e.g. tumor volumes, relaxation times, and standard uptake values). They facilitate response assessment, diagnosis & treatment decisions, and performance assessment.
  
Technologists benefit from QIBA by:
 
* Having standardized protocols and QA procedures to follow
 
* Acquiring imaging data in a way that enables extraction of quantitative data
 
* Facilitating improved care of the patient through reproducible quantitative analysis
 
* Aligning data acquisition across sites that facilitates cross-comparison and permits performance assessment
 
  
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Technologists '''benefit''' from QIBA by:
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* having '''standardized protocols and QA procedures'''
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:* contributing to imaging research
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:* enabling extraction of reproducible, quantitative data and metrics
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* aligning acquisitions across sites to facilitate cross-comparison and performance assessment
  
Technologists use QIBA by:
 
* meeting the requirements (performing tasks and achieving performance targets) assigned to the Technologist or Scanner Operator actors in a given QIBA Profile
 
* assessing their conformance as described in the QIBA Profile checklist
 
* documenting their conformance by self-attestation or credentialing service
 
* supporting conformance of their site
 
  
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Technologists '''participate''' in QIBA Profiles by:
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* '''performing tasks and achieving performance targets''' assigned to the Technologist or Scanner Operator actors in a given QIBA Profile
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* '''assessing their conformance''' as described in the QIBA Profile checklist
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* '''documenting their conformance''' in a formal [[Profile Conformance|QIBA Conformance Statement]]
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Technologists may also:
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* '''communicate conformance''' to patients, doctors, and collaborators
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* support conformance activities of other actors at their site
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* provide practical guidance to researchers from a technologist’s perspective
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* network with peers to discover and share useful approaches in advanced imaging

Latest revision as of 04:21, 19 November 2019

QIBA Mission: Improve the value and practicality of quantitative imaging biomarkers by reducing variability across devices, sites, patients, and time.

QIBA develops Profile documents that standardize methods for creating a specific biomarker with predictable performance (accuracy and reproducibility).

Quantitative Imaging Biomarkers (QIBs) are physical quantities that imaging modalities can measure (e.g. tumor volumes, relaxation times, and standard uptake values). They facilitate response assessment, diagnosis & treatment decisions, and performance assessment.


Technologists benefit from QIBA by:

  • having standardized protocols and QA procedures
  • contributing to imaging research
  • enabling extraction of reproducible, quantitative data and metrics
  • aligning acquisitions across sites to facilitate cross-comparison and performance assessment


Technologists participate in QIBA Profiles by:

  • performing tasks and achieving performance targets assigned to the Technologist or Scanner Operator actors in a given QIBA Profile
  • assessing their conformance as described in the QIBA Profile checklist
  • documenting their conformance in a formal QIBA Conformance Statement


Technologists may also:

  • communicate conformance to patients, doctors, and collaborators
  • support conformance activities of other actors at their site
  • provide practical guidance to researchers from a technologist’s perspective
  • network with peers to discover and share useful approaches in advanced imaging