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Principal Investigator
Olivier Gevaert
Stanford University
Position Title
Assistant Professor
About this CDAS Project
NLST (Learn more about this study)
Project ID
Initial CDAS Request Approval
Jan 31, 2017
Deep learning of lung cancer images for segmentation and outcome prediction
Imaging genomics, also known as radiogenomics, is a burgeoning area of research that aims to link medical imaging with multi-omics molecular profiles of the same patients. Imaging genomics has shown its potential through its ability to predict clinical outcomes e.g. prognosis, and through predicting actionable molecular properties of tumors. In the past few years, deep learning in the form of Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) have emerged as the method of choice to analyze images outside of the medical domain by successfully solving complex tasks such as recognizing objects in images or labeling images. More recently, the first applications of deep learning have appeared in the medical domain focusing on diagnosis, segmentation and outcome prediction including applications in cancer medical imaging. Training CNNs on cancer images can be used to segment tumors, predict clinical outcome and predict molecular properties of cancer lesions.

To develop a deep learning framework for tumor segmentation from lung medical images in heterogeneous contexts
a. Develop algorithms based on convolution neural networks (CNN) to segment tumors
b. Evaluate the robustness of segmentations when applying algorithms in different contexts and centers
c. Evaluate segmentations by using them in a radiomics framework for supervised prediction of clinical characteristics of tumors


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