Radiomics Research from Sandy Napel, PhD, Featured in El Pais

Photo of Sandy Napel, PhD

Photo credit: Consuelo Bautista, El Pais

February 7, 2020

Research on artificial intelligence, machine learning and radiomics by Sandy Napel, PhD, has been featured in a article for the newspaper El Pais, based in Madrid, Spain.

 Dr. Napel, Professor of Radiology and Division Chief of the Integrative Biomedical Imaging Informatics at Stanford (IBIIS), was providing a lecture at the Hospital Clínic, University of Barcelona on "Practical Radiomics and Radiogenomics using Computational Pipelines". Some of the key points:

  • Radiomics and AI seek to allow for customization of treatments for individual patients as well as the ability to predict response to treatment and outcome earlier in the process
  • While radiomics may never replace the need for all biopsies, it may provide reliable treatment and prognostic information when a biopsy is too risky or not an option at all.
  • Access to patient data for training radiomics and AI classifiers is important, and may be limited over concerns for patient privacy.