Magnetic resonance imaging radiomics can differentiate between low grade glioma and glioblastoma peritumoral region

Takeaway

  • A radiomics approach using conventional magnetic resonance imaging sequences can reliably distinguish low grade gliomas from the peritumoral region of glioblastoma.

Why this matters

  • Due to their visual resemblance, it can be difficult to reliably differentiate low grade gliomas from the peritumoral region of glioblastoma; radiomics is an emerging technology in oncology involving quantitative feature analysis of radiographic images that could help to overcome this barrier.

  • These findings demonstrate that this novel radiomics model can identify areas of microscopic disease within the peritumoral region of glioblastoma that may help reduce the clinical target volumes for radiation.