Radiomics in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma: a state of art review
He, Ming MD; Xue, Huadan MD; Jin, Zhengyu MD
Radiomics analysis extracts a large number of features from conventional radiological cross-sectional images that were traditionally undetectable by the naked human eye. It identifies tumor heterogeneity in a comprehensive and noninvasive way, reflecting the biological behaviour of lesions, and thus assists in clinical diagnosis and treatment evaluation. This review describes the radiomics approach and its uses in the evaluation of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). This discipline holds the potential to characterize lesions more accurately, assesses the primary tumour and predicts the response to therapy and prognosis in PDAC. Existing studies have provided significant insights into the application of radiomics in managing the PDAC. However, a variety of challenges, including data quality and quantity, imaging segmentation, and the standardization of the radiomics process need to be solved before its widespread clinical implementation.
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