Computer tomography-based body surface area evaluation for drug dosage: Quantitative radiology versus anthropomorphic evaluation
Antoine Iannessi , Hubert Beaumont , Christophe Hebert , Claire Dittlot , Marie Noëlle Falewee  - Affiliations:  Department of Radiology, Centre Antoine Lacassagne, Nice, France.  Median Technologies, Valbonne, France.  Department of Oncology, Centre Antoine Lacassagne, Nice, France.  Department of Gerontology, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Nice, France.  Department of Nutrition, Centre Antoine Lacassagne, Nice, France.
The measure of body surface area (BSA) is a standard for planning optimal dosing in oncology. This index is derived from a model having questionable performances. In this study, we proposed measurement of BSA from whole body CT images (iBSA). We tested the reliability of iBSA assessments and simulated the impact of our approach on patient chemotherapy dosage planning. Published: February 14, 2018See publication