September 27, 2018

Stone analysis toolkit now available

By Kristina Nunez

The CT Clinical Innovation Center has developed a semi-automated software system, qSAS, that is able to provide a standardized report of urinary stones using reproducible metrics in order to support radiologists, clinicians, and researchers. qSAS generates fully standardized stone reports in less than 5 minutes per case. The only user interaction required is a coarse delineation of the kidneys, following which the software automatically identifies any renal stone, properly excluding any hardware in the kidneys such as stents and nephrostomy tubes.

Supported by the O’Brien Urology Research Center, qSAS is currently used for all kidney stone CT imaging research at our Mayo Clinic. We have now made qSAS freely available to the stone imaging research community.

Learn more about it here.

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