The impact of radiomics in predicting oncologic behavior of thymic epithelial tumors

Yoshiyuki Ozawa, Masaki Hara, Yuta Shibamoto


Medical images have substantial quantitative data that could play an important role in the precision medicine for patients with cancer. Radiomics is a new emerging field discipline characterized as a noninvasive, quantitative method to extract a large amount of features buried in medical images like computed tomography (CT), and to utilize the data in differential diagnosis, characterization of tumor phenotype, and prediction of therapy response or prognosis (1).