Pelvis Runner: A Visual Analytics Tool for Pelvic Organ Variability Exploration in Prostate Cancer Cohorts

Nicolas Grossmann, Oscar Casares-Magaz, Ludvig Paul Muren, Vitali Moiseenko, John P. Einck, Meister Eduard Gröller, Renata Raidou
Pelvis Runner: A Visual Analytics Tool for Pelvic Organ Variability Exploration in Prostate Cancer Cohorts
Poster shown at IEEE VIS VAST (20. October 2019-25. October 2019)
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Abstract

Pelvis Runner is a visual analysis tool for the exploration of the variability of segmented pelvic organs in multiple patients, across the course of radiation therapy treatment. Radiation treatment is performed through the course of weeks, during which the anatomy of the patient changes. This variability may be responsible for side effects, due to the potential over-irradiation of healthy tissues. Exploring and analyzing organ variability in patient cohorts can help clinical researchers to design more robust treatment strategies. Our work addresses, first, the global exploration and analysis of pelvic organ shape variability in an abstracted tabular view for the entire cohort. Second, local exploration and analysis of the variability are provided on-demand in anatomical 2D/3D views for cohort partitions. The Pelvis Runner has been evaluated by two clinical researchers and is a promising basis for the exploration of pelvic organ variability.

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@misc{grossmann_2019_pelvisrunner_poster,
  title =      "Pelvis Runner: A Visual Analytics Tool for Pelvic Organ
               Variability Exploration in Prostate Cancer Cohorts",
  author =     "Nicolas Grossmann and Oscar Casares-Magaz and Ludvig Paul
               Muren and Vitali Moiseenko and John P. Einck and Meister
               Eduard Gr\"{o}ller and Renata Raidou",
  year =       "2019",
  abstract =   "Pelvis Runner is a visual analysis tool for the exploration
               of the variability of segmented pelvic organs in multiple
               patients, across the course of radiation therapy treatment.
               Radiation treatment is performed through the course of
               weeks, during which the anatomy of the patient changes. This
               variability may be responsible for side effects, due to the
               potential over-irradiation of healthy tissues. Exploring and
               analyzing organ variability in patient cohorts can help
               clinical researchers to design more robust treatment
               strategies. Our work addresses, first, the global
               exploration and analysis of pelvic organ shape variability
               in an abstracted tabular view for the entire cohort. Second,
               local exploration and analysis of the variability are
               provided on-demand in anatomical 2D/3D views for cohort
               partitions. The Pelvis Runner has been evaluated by two
               clinical researchers and is a promising basis for the
               exploration of pelvic organ variability.",
  month =      oct,
  event =      "IEEE VIS VAST",
  note =       "Poster presented at IEEE VIS VAST (2019-10-20--2019-10-25)",
  URL =        "https://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/research/publications/2019/grossmann_2019_pelvisrunner_poster/",
}