Radiomics: A Powerful Tool

Authors

  • Shahid Kamal Department of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Neurospinal & Medical Institute, Karachi, Pakistan.

Keywords:

Artificial Intelligence, CT, PET, MR, radiomics

Abstract

The Artificial Intelligence based technique of radiomics is an evolving modality that employs data characterization algorithms to extract a variety of useful features from medical images [1].Tumoral patterns are revealed that cannot be appreciated by the naked eye [2]. This can aid in assessing prognosis and gauging the response of tumor cells to therapy [3].

Various imaging modalities like CT, PET MR provide essential raw data. Extraction tools then use the raw data volumes to analyze pixel/voxel characteristics. Using these images, “volumes of interest” can be generated since such segmentation entails handling and processing of large image data; automatic and semiautomatic segmentation algorithms are employed enabling automation [4]. However, thorough testing and quality assurance are vital to ensure that the algorithm used is not only accurate, consistent, and reproducible but also time-efficient [5].

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Published

2024-03-11

How to Cite

1.
Kamal S. Radiomics: A Powerful Tool. Nat J Health Sci [Internet]. 2024Mar.11 [cited 2024Apr.13];9(1):1-2. Available from: https://ojs.njhsciences.com/index.php/njhs/article/view/525

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