Quantitative Thermal Imaging Biomarkers to Detect Acute Skin Toxicity from Breast Radiotherapy Using Supervised Machine Learning

Radiation-induced dermatitis is a common side effect of breast radiotherapy (RT). Current methods to evaluate breast skin toxicity include clinical examination, visual inspection, and patient-reported symptoms. Physiological changes associated with radiation-induced dermatitis, such as inflammation, may also increase body-surface temperature which can be detected by thermal imaging. Quantitative thermal imaging markers were identified using supervised machine-learning to develop a predictive model for radiation dermatitis.
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Source Type: research
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