Transplantation 2021 Jan 7. Epub 2021 Jan 7.
1Multi-Organ Transplant Program, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Sinai Health System, Mount Sinai Hospital, Joseph & Wolf Lebovic Health Complex. Phone: + 1 (416) 586-8224. Ext 7804, Address: 600 University Avenue, 6th floor, office 6-200. M5G 1X5, Toronto, ON, Canada. 3Joint Department Medical Imaging, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 4Genetics and Genome Biology Program, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Background: Despite Trans-Arterial Chemo Embolization (TACE) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), a significant number of patients will develop progression on the liver transplant (LT) waiting list or disease recurrence post-LT. We sought to evaluate the feasibility of a pre-TACE radiomic model, an imaging-based tool to predict these adverse outcomes.
Methods: We analyzed the pre-TACE computed tomography images of patients waiting for a LT. Read More