Monthly Archives: February 2018

TexRAD Attends ECR 2018

TexRAD is attending the annual European Congress of Radiology held by the European Society of Radiology from the 28th of February to the 4th March 2018 in Vienna, Austria.

This year we are proud to say that at ECR there will be at least 12 presentations from our customer sites spread across the globe. These are focused predominantly on CT texture analysis (CTTA) and few on MR texture analysis (MRTA). A brief list of the individual presentations is provided as below.

We invite those of you in attendance to get in contact with the TexRAD team to arrange a meeting where we will be happy to discuss the many possibilities of TexRAD texture analysis and your research needs. You can contact Dr Ganeshan the inventor of TexRAD on and Dr Riaz our TexRAD Product Manager on

Looking forward to seeing you there!

(Note a full ECR programme can be downloaded from here: searching for the session ID in the table below in the programme will take you straight to the relevant section.)

Science Session ID Details
SS 216 Colorectal cancer revisited
Wednesday, February 28th 10.30am, B-0162, M building, First Level, Room M3
Title: ‘MRI texture analysis of rectal cancer with mono- and multivariate analysis using machine learning artificial intelligence’

Authors: R. Ferrari, C. Voena, C. Mancini, M. Zerunian, F. Rivosecchi, V. Marè, R. Paramatti1, R. Faccini, A. Laghi; Rome/IT Latina/IT

SS 216 Colorectal cancer revisited
Wednesday, February 28th 10.46am, B-0164, M building, First Level, Room M3
Title: ‘Performance of texture analysis in predicting tumoural response to neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy inrectal cancer patients studied with 3T MR’

Authors: M. Zerunian, D. M. Bellini, D. Caruso, D. De Santis, T. Biondi, A. Laghi; Latina/IT

SS 207 Urinary tract tumours
Wednesday, February 28th 11:18am, AVC building, First Level, Room N
Title: ‘CT texture analysis in clear cell renal cell carcinoma: a radiogenomics prospective’

Authors: S. Badia, D. M. Bellini, C. Marigliano, M. Rengo, M. Osimani, S. Picchia, V. Petrozza, A. Laghi; Latina/IT Milan/IT

SS 201b Innovations in pancreatic imaging
Wednesday, February 28th 11:19am, B-0016, AVC building, Second level, Room C
Title: ‘Use of CT texture analysis as a predictive biomarker of response to neoadjuvant FOLFIRINOX chemotherapy and chemoRT in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma’

Authors: K. S. Burk, M. Patino, R. Canellas, M. J. Patel, D. V. Sahani; Boston/US

SS 316 Cancer radiomics: adding value in cancer
Wednesday, February 28th 14:49pm, B-0357, M building, First Level, Room M3
Title: ‘CT-derived texture analysis in predicting tumoral response to immunotherapy in patients with lung cancer and correlation with iRECIST’

Authors: F. Rivosecchi, D. Caruso, D. De Santis, D. M. Bellini, N. Panvini, M. Rengo, A. Laghi; Latina/IT

SS 316 Cancer radiomics: adding value in cancer
Wednesday, February 28th 14:57pm, B-0358, M building, First Level, Room M3
Title: ‘Evaluating response to chemotherapy in colorectal liver metastases: correlation between CT texture analysis and RECIST criteria’

Authors: N. Panvini, D. Caruso, D. De Santis, D. M. Bellini, F. Rivosecchi, M. Rengo, A. Laghi; Latina/IT

VoE 42 VoE 42 – Chinese
Thursday, March 1st 13.21pm C-2269, AVC building, First Level, Voice of EPOS Stage 2
Title: ‘Quantitative texture analysis of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) for evaluating histologic differentiated grade of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma’

Authors: Y. Chen, Y. Zhao, H. Xue, Z. Jin, Z. Zhang; 1BEI JING/CN Beijing/CN

RC 816 Monitoring response: the essential guide for all radiologists
Thursday, March 1st 16.51pm, A-345, AVC, Entrance Level Room F2
Title: ‘C. Assessment of response using functional MR and CT imaging: the essentials’

Authors: L. S. Fournier; Paris/FR

SS 1008 Tackling challenges in head and neck cancer imaging
Friday, March 2nd 11.42am, B-0908, AVC building, First Level, Room L8
Title: ‘Can MR textural analysis improve detection of extracapsular nodal spread in patients with oral cavity cancer?’

Authors: R. Frood, E. Y. A. Palkhi, M. Barnfield, R. Prestwich, S. Vaidyanathan, A. F. Scarsbrook; Leeds/GB

MY 14 Head and Neck
Saturday 3rd March 11.14am, B-1192, AVC building, Entrance Level, Sky High Stage
Title: ‘Prognostic significance of PET-based radiomic image features in locally advanced laryngeal and hypo-pharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma’

Authors: H. L. Nelstrop, R. Prestwich, M. Barnfield, G. M. McDermott, A. F. Scarsbrook; Leeds/GB

MY 15 Abdominal and Gastrointestinal
Saturday, 3rd March 14.36pm, B-1264, AVC building, Entrance Level, Sky High Stage
Title: ‘Application of CT texture analysis in evaluating histologic grade of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours’

Authors: S.-h. Cheng, L. Zhu, H. Xue, Z. Jin; Beijing/CN

SS 1802b Contrast-enhanced mammography and phase-contrast CT
Sunday, March 4th 11.02am, B-1413, AVC building, Entrance Level, Room F2
Title: ‘Features from computerised texture analysis of breast cancer on contrast-enhanced spectral mammography to predict tumour aggressiveness’

Authors: C. Bassi, L. S. Fournier, M. Bouaboula, C. Rousseau, A.-S. Jannot, C. Ngo, H. Roussel, F. Chamming’s; Paris/FR

TexRAD gives guest lecture at the University Centre Hospitals of Coimbra, Portugal

Earlier this week, Dr Balaji Ganeshan was invited to give a guest lecture at the University Centre Hospitals of Coimbra in Portugal. Dr Ganeshan gave a talk titled: “Quantifying Tumour Heterogeneity with TexRAD Texture Analysis on CT and MRI – Ready for Prime Time?” at the institute for biomedical imaging and life sciences. Furthermore, Dr Ganeshan was given a tour around the modern imaging and nuclear medicine facilities by the head of Radiology, Professor Caseiro Alves and colleagues. Professor Alves will be presenting at the European Gastro abdominal radiology 2018 meeting in Ireland later this year. As part of his keynote lecture he will discuss his research findings using the TexRAD software. Dr Ganeshan said about the visit “I am very impressed by the state-of-the-art facilities available and I look forward to seeing more great research using TexRAD come from this excellent university”.

Academic Radiology publishes study on potential for clinical implementation of TexRAD analysis in lung cancer

Researchers at the Princess Alexandra Hospital (Australia) recently published a study demonstrating the potential for the clinical implementation of CT texture analysis (CTTA) in the assessment of tumour heterogeneity in lung cancer. The publication highlighted possible applications of CTTA including; distinguishing between benign and malignant lesions, providing correlates for biological features of the lesions such as gene mutations, indications of tumour aggression and response to treatment. The 18-month prospective observational study provided the TexRAD research software to five radiology and nuclear medicine specialists as a tool to quantify texture parameters in lung tumours. The Reach, Effectiveness, Adoption, Implementation, and Maintenance (RE-AIM) framework was applied to identify potential barriers to the clinical implementation of this method into clinical workflows. Furthermore, the subsequent delivery of heterogeneity information to the multidisciplinary team (MDT) meeting at which clinical decisions were made was also observed. Survival data was available for 150 of the patients and these outcomes were correlated to reported texture values. In particular, Kurtosis values above the threshold of 0 (n = 78) demonstrated significantly poorer survival (P = 0.004). Of a total of 152 lung cancer patients analysed for heterogeneity, 124 (82%) were discussed at the MDT meeting. The TexRAD results were used for research purposes only and were not used to alter any individual patient’s treatment. The study suggests that there is a huge potential for the implementation of quantitative imaging in the assessment of tumour heterogeneity and engagement from radiologists is key to its success.

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