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Blinded independent central review of oncology trials: the monitoring of reader performance

Hubert Beaumont [1], Antoine Iannessi [1], Jennifer Cillario [1], Yan Liu [1] – Affiliations: [1] Median Technologies, Valbonne, France

Poster presented at the ESMO Asia meeting – November 20-22, 2020

The poster presents results from a study dealing with inter-reader discrepancies in image-based oncology trials in BICR settings. Inter-reader discrepancy is a metric of choice for detecting quality issues in clinical trials. The study provides reference values metrics to monitor reader performance with double read plus adjudication in clinical trials using RECIST 1.1.

A Deep Imaging Phenomics (DeeIP) Ecosystem to Accelerate Drug Development for Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Yan Liu [1] [2] , Elton Rexhepaj [3] , Afef Baili Laya [3] , Corinne Ramos [3] , Hubert Beaumont [1] , Nozha Boujemaa [3] , Anthony Lockett [2] - Affiliations [1] Medical Affairs, Median Technologies, Valbonne, France, [2] Bioscience , King's College London, London, UK - [3] iBiopsy® Business Unit, Median Technologies, Valbonne, France

Poster presented at The Liver Meeting, organized by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, Nov 13-16, 2020 – Virtual experience

Based on a meta-analysis, the poster analyses radiomics contribution to liver cancer recurrence prediction and shows how radiomics are approaching their limits for predicting disease outcome.  Imaging phenomics, an emerging technology implemented in Median’s iBiopsy® platform may provide the framework to explore new associations between phenotypes which are currently not feasible using traditional radiomic workflows.

Mis-selection of non-malignant lesions as target lesions: Misclassification of RECIST 1.1 and Early Termination of Promising Drugs?

Antoine Iannessi [1], Hubert Beaumont [1], Yan Liu [1], Anne Sophie Bertrand [2] - Affiliations: [1] Median Technologies, Valbonne, France, [2] Polyclinique Les Fleurs, 83190 Ollioules, France

Poster presented at the ESMO 2020 Virtual Congress | September 17, 2020 |Poster Display Session 1936P

For tumor response assessment in oncology trials with radiology, the baseline (BL) evaluation is critical as the selection of target lesions (TL) determines the quality of follow-up. The RECIST workgroup provided a method and recommendations for: 1) selecting TL and non-target lesions (NTL) for reporting disease evolution, 2) choosing up to 5 targets, with a maximum of two per organs. In the practice, the selection of TL is subjective; non-malignant (NM) lesions might be mistaken as TLs. The objectives of the study are 1) to analyze the impact of selecting non-malignant lesions as target lesions at baseline, and 2) to present recommendations to mitigate risks in clinical trials.

Mask uncertainty regularization to improve machine learning based medical image segmentation

Vladimir Groza [1], Benoit Huet [1], Nozha Boujemaa [1] - Affiliations : [1] Median Technologies, Valbonne, France

Poster presented at the IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI) | April 3-7, 2020 | Virtual conference.

Segmentation of the different body structures on CT and MRI scans remains a challenging problem that requires accurate ground truth (GT) segmentation. One of the important aspects is the lack of reliability caused by radiologists annotation disagreement coupled with insufficient quality of the medical images. An independent multiple annotation is needed to overcome frequent disagreements between radiologists decisions mostly on the organs border, which is always blurred and affects on the providing an accurate segmentaKon even on contrasted CT/MRI images. Augmentation techniques aim at increasing model generalization by manipulating inputs in order to enrich set of the variability of images in regards to their GT. We introduce a method to regularize the models learning process by augmenting the information only in the associated GT masks.

Pneumothorax segmentation with effective conditioned post-processing in the chest X-Ray

Vladimir Groza [1], Artur Kuzin [2] - Affiliations: [1] MedianTechnologies, Valbonne, France. [2] X5 Retail Group, Russia. Corresponding author e-mail:

Poster presented at the IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI) | April 3-7, 2020 | Virtual conference.
The pneumothorax can be caused by a blunt chest injury, damage from underlying lung disease or it may occur for no obvious reason at all. This is one of the complex problems for the experts manual detection, which can be solved automaHcally and simplify the clinical workflow. In several situations, lung collapse can turn out as serious threat to life.Proposed method presents new segmentaHon pipeline for the chest X-ray images with the multi step conditioned postprocessing.This approach leads to the significant improvement compare with any “baseline” by the reduction of the totally missed and false positive detections of the pneumothorax collapse regions.

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