Meeting Banner
Abstract #1159

Is the reaction-diffusion equation an accurate model of C6 glioma growth?

David A. Hormuth, II 1,2 , Jared A. Weis 2 , and Thomas E. Yankeelov 2

1 Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, United States, 2 Institute of Imaging Science, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, United States

The reaction-diffusion equation is a common model used to describe tumor growth. Quantitative imaging measurements may be used to drive this model. Using simulated tumor growths and experimentally measured tumor growths, we determined the acquisition strategies necessary to allow for accurate estimate of model parameters. Additionally, the accuracy of this model in predicting in vivo tumor growth is tested. The accuracy of predicted and observed growths are compared between the simulated and experimental datasets.

This abstract and the presentation materials are available to members only; a login is required.

Join Here