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A 3-D Riesz-Covariance Texture Model for the Prediction of Nodule Recurrence in Lung CT

We propose a novel imaging biomarker of lung cancer relapse from 3-D texture analysis of CT images. Three-dimensional morphological nodular tissue properties are described in terms of 3-D Riesz-wavelets. The responses of the latter are aggregated within nodular regions by means of feature covariances, which leverage rich intra- and inter-variations of the feature space dimensions. The obtained Riesz-covariance descriptors lie on a manifold governed by Riemannian geometry requiring specific geodesic metrics to locally approximate scalar products. The latter are used to construct a kernel for support vector machines (SVM). The effectiveness of the presented models is evaluated on a dataset of 92 patients with non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) and cancer recurrence information. Disease recurrence within a timeframe of 12 months could be predicted with an accuracy above 80, and highlighted the importance of covariance-based texture aggregation. At the end of the talk, computer tools will be presented to easily extract 3D radiomics quantitative features from PET-CT images.

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Adrien Depeursinge


Pol Cirujeda, Yashin Dicente Cid, Henning Müller, Daniel Rubin, Todd A. Aguilera, Billy W. Loo Jr., Maximilian Diehn, Xavier Binefa, Adrien Depeursinge

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QTIM Special guest lecture, Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, du 27.07.2016 au 27.07.2016