MEDIAN Technologies to present results of a study on radiomics at the SPIE Medical Imaging international conference in San Diego
MEDIAN Technologies (ALMDT.PA), a leading medical imaging solutions and service provider for image interpretation and management in oncology, announced today that it will present the results of a study at the International SPIE Medical Imaging conference to be held in San Diego from Feb. 27th to March 3rd.
The extraction and analysis of image features (radiomics) is a promising field in the precision medicine era, with applications to prognosis, prediction, and response to treatment quantification. A key aspect of radiomics is the selection of features, i.e. which features to use for a specific application. Common criteria such as reproducibility, independence, and informative power are used to select features.
In this study, we present a method based on information theory to quantify reproducibility. The method measures the common information between measurements obtained by different observers, and allows an intuitive quantification of inter-observer agreement. Results show that the proposed method was able to separate features shown as equivalent by classical methods. Consequently, this novel method enables to better select image features for specific applications.
The study “Mutual Information-based feature selection for radiomics” will be presented during the “Big Data Technologies and Image Sharing in Medical Imaging and Informatics” session to be held on Monday 29 February from 8:00 to 9:40 am PST.
The scientific abstract of the study is available here (Search keywords: Median Technologies).
More about the SPIE Medical Imaging Conference: http://spie.org/conferences-and-exhibitions/medical-imaging.