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Radiomics in COVID-19: The Time for (R)evolution Has Came

Oral Pathology Department, Faculty of Dentistry, “Gr. T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 700115 Iaşi, Romania
Clinical Laboratory Department, “St. Spiridon” Emergency Hospital, 700111 Iaşi, Romania
Radiation Oncology Department, Regional Institute of Oncology, 700483 Iaşi, Romania
Faculty of Physics, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, 700506 Iaşi, Romania
Oncology and Radiotherapy Department, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, 200349 Craiova, Romania
Surgery Department, Railways Clinical Hospital, 700506 Iaşi, Romania
Oncology and Radiotherapy Department, Faculty of Medicine, “Gr. T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 700115 Iaşi, Romania
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Academic Editor: Marco Rengo
BioMed 2022, 2(1), 60-68;
Received: 27 December 2021 / Revised: 15 January 2022 / Accepted: 18 January 2022 / Published: 24 January 2022
The pandemic caused by the new coronavirus in 2019, now called SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19 disease, has become a major public health problem worldwide. The main method of diagnosing SARS-CoV-2 infection is RT-PCR, but medical imaging brings important quantitative and qualitative information that complements the data for diagnosis and prediction of the clinical course of the disease, even if chest X-rays and CT scans are not routinely recommended for screening and diagnosis of COVID-19 infections. Identifying characteristics of medical images, such as GGO, crazy paving, and consolidation as those of COVID-19 can guide the diagnosis, and can help clinicians in decisions in patient treatment if an RT-PCR result is not available rapidly. Chest radiographs and CT also bring information about the severity and unfavorable evolution potential of the disease. Radiomics, a new research subdomain of A.I. based on the extraction and analysis of shape and texture characteristics from medical images, along with deep learning, another A.I. method that uses neural networks, can offer new horizons in the development of models with diagnostic and predictive value for COVID-19 disease management. Standardizing the methods and creating multivariable models that include etiological, biological, and clinical data may increase the value and impact of using radiomics in routine COVID-19 evaluation. Recently, proposed complex models that may include radiological features or clinical variables have appeared to add value to the accuracy of CT diagnosis by radiomix and are likely to underlie the routine use of radiomic in COVID-19 management. View Full-Text
Keywords: radiomics; COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; deep learning; imagistics; CT radiomics; COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; deep learning; imagistics; CT
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Iancu, R.I.; Zară, A.D.; Mireștean, C.C.; Iancu, D.P.T. Radiomics in COVID-19: The Time for (R)evolution Has Came. BioMed 2022, 2, 60-68.

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Iancu RI, Zară AD, Mireștean CC, Iancu DPT. Radiomics in COVID-19: The Time for (R)evolution Has Came. BioMed. 2022; 2(1):60-68.

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Iancu, Roxana Irina, Alexandru Dumitru Zară, Camil Ciprian Mireștean, and Dragoș Petru Teodor Iancu. 2022. "Radiomics in COVID-19: The Time for (R)evolution Has Came" BioMed 2, no. 1: 60-68.

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