Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging

, Volume 52, Issue 2, pp 99–108 | Cite as

Radiomics as a Quantitative Imaging Biomarker: Practical Considerations and the Current Standpoint in Neuro-oncologic Studies

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Abstract

Radiomics utilizes high-dimensional imaging data to discover the association with diagnostic, prognostic, predictive endpoint or radiogenomics. It is an emerging field of study that potentially depicts the intratumoral heterogeneity from quantitative and classified high-throughput data. The radiomics approach has an analytic pipeline where the imaging features are extracted, processed and analyzed. At this point, special data handling is essential because it faces issues of a high-dimensional biomarker compared to a single biomarker approach. This article describes the potential role of radiomics in oncologic studies, the basic analytic pipeline and special data handling with high-dimensional data to facilitate the radiomics approach as a tool for personalized medicine in oncology.

Keywords

Radiomics High-dimensional Imaging Modeling Neuro-oncology Magnetic resonance 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This study was supported by a grant from the National R&D Program for Cancer Control, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Republic of Korea (1720030).

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

Ji Eun Park and Ho Sung Kim declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical Approval

All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki Declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

Informed Consent

The institutional review board of our institute approved this retrospective study, and the requirement to obtain informed consent was waived.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiology and Research Institute of Radiology, University of Ulsan College of MedicineAsan Medical CenterSeoulSouth Korea

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