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Technologists '''benefit''' from QIBA by:
 
Technologists '''benefit''' from QIBA by:
* Gaining access to '''standardized protocols and QA procedures'''
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* having '''standardized protocols and QA procedures'''
* Contributing to imaging research by acquiring images in a way that enables extraction of reproducible, quantitative data and metrics
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:* contributing to imaging research
* Aligning data acquisition across sites to facilitate cross-comparison and performance assessment
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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
 
* Providing practical guidance to researchers from a technologist’s perspective
 
* Providing practical guidance to researchers from a technologist’s perspective
* Networking with peers to discover and share useful approaches in advanced imaging
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* networking with peers to discover and share useful approaches in advanced imaging
  
  
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* '''performing tasks and achieving performance targets''' assigned to the Technologist or Scanner Operator actors in a given QIBA Profile
 
* '''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
 
* '''assessing their conformance''' as described in the QIBA Profile checklist
* documenting their conformance by self-attestation or providing data to a credentialing service
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* '''documenting their conformance''' in a formal [[Profile Conformance|QIBA Conformance Statement]]
* communicating conformance to patients, doctors, and collaborators by providing the QIBA Conformance Statement
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Technologists may also:
 
Technologists may also:
* supporting conformance activities of other actors at their site
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* '''communicate conformance''' to patients, doctors, and collaborators
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* support conformance activities of other actors at their site
  
 
''<several images being prepared>''
 
''<several images being prepared>''

Revision as of 21:14, 15 October 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
  • Providing practical guidance to researchers from a technologist’s perspective
  • networking with peers to discover and share useful approaches in advanced imaging


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

<several images being prepared>