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Clin Breast Cancer. 2018 Jun;18(3):e335-e344. doi: 10.1016/j.clbc.2017.08.002. Epub 2017 Aug 18.

Radiomics Analysis on Ultrasound for Prediction of Biologic Behavior in Breast Invasive Ductal Carcinoma.

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1
Department of Electronic Engineering, Fudan University, Shanghai, China; Key Laboratory of Medical Imaging Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention of Shanghai, Shanghai, China.
2
Department of Electronic Engineering, Fudan University, Shanghai, China.
3
Department of Electronic Engineering, Fudan University, Shanghai, China; Key Laboratory of Medical Imaging Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention of Shanghai, Shanghai, China. Electronic address: yywang@fudan.edu.cn.
4
Department of Ultrasound, Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center, Shanghai, China.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

In current clinical practice, invasive ductal carcinoma is always screened using medical imaging techniques and diagnosed using immunohistochemistry. Recent studies have illustrated that radiomics approaches provide a comprehensive characterization of entire tumors and can reveal predictive or prognostic associations between the images and medical outcomes. To better reveal the underlying biology, an improved understanding between objective image features and biologic characteristics is urgently required.

PATIENTS AND METHODS:

A total of 215 patients with definite histologic results were enrolled in our study. The tumors were automatically segmented using our phase-based active contour model. The high-throughput radiomics features were designed and extracted using a breast imaging reporting and data system and further selected using Student's t test, interfeature coefficients and a lasso regression model. The support vector machine classifier with threefold cross-validation was used to evaluate the relationship.

RESULTS:

The radiomics approach demonstrated a strong correlation between receptor status and subtypes (P < .05; area under the curve, 0.760). The appearance of hormone receptor-positive cancer and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative cancer on ultrasound scans differs from that of triple-negative cancer.

CONCLUSION:

Our approach could assist clinicians with the accurate prediction of prognosis using ultrasound findings, allowing for early medical management and treatment.

KEYWORDS:

Breast IDC; High-throughput features; Hormone receptor; Molecular subtypes; Ultrasonography

PMID:
28890183
DOI:
10.1016/j.clbc.2017.08.002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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