Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the second most common cause of death in breast cancer patients. Certain adjuvant treatments (eg. anthracyclins, radiotherapy) increase the risk of CVD, in particular in patients with pre-existing cardiovascular risk factors. Early identification of patients with cardiovascular risk factors enables targeted cardiopreventive interventions, and switching to less cardiotoxic treatments. To goal of this project is to develop a tool for identification of patients at increased risk of CVD using radiotheraphy treatment planning CT.
Papers in international journals
|1.||Automatic quantification of calcifications in the coronary arteries and thoracic aorta on radiotherapy planning CT scans of Western and Asian breast cancer patients. Radiotherapy and Oncology, 2018, vol. 127, nr. 3, pp. 487-492.|
Papers in conference proceedings
|1.||Direct prediction of cardiovascular mortality from low-dose chest CT using deep learning. In: SPIE Medical Imaging, 2019.|