Radiomics imaging for genotype-phenotype correlation

Aug 16, 2018

Stefan Schönberg focuses on the potential of Radiomics as a crucial enabler for precision medicine. He explains how the integration of statistical imaging and genomic data can help transform care delivery through much more precise treatment, e.g. of patients with heterogeneous tumors.

“We are seeing a mathematical revolution in radiology” - Stefan Oswald Schönberg

Key takeaways:

  • How information is delivered influences patient care. At this time, radiology only assesses patients at the anatomical level.
  • The field of radionomics correlates additional layers of functional and molecular information and combines this data to generate new knowledge so to better match the right treatment to the right patient.
  • Schönberg believes the radiologist of the future will have to blend knowledge of imaging with statistical parameters of a specific disease.
  • Crucial to this development is a large data base containing all the co-variants of a disease including the true clinical outcome.

About the speaker

Prof. Dr. Stefan Oswald Schönberg is the Managing Director of the Institute for Clinical Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at University Hospital Mannheim, Germany.

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