Human papilloma virus infection (HPV) is associated with the development of lingual and palatine tonsil carcinomas. Diagnosing, differentiating HPV-positive from HPV-negative cancers,and assessing the presence of lymph node metastases or recurrences by the visual interpretation of images is not easy. Texture analysis can provide structural information not perceptible to human eyes. A systematic literature search was performed on 16 February 2022 for studies with a focus on texture analysis in oropharyngeal cancers. We conducted the research on PubMed, Scopus, and Web of Science platforms. Studies were screened for inclusion according to the preferred reporting items for systematic reviews. Twenty-six studies were included in our review. Nineteen articles related specifically to the oropharynx and seven articles analysed the head and neck area with sections dedicated to the oropharynx. Six, thirteen, and seven articles used MRI, CT, and PET, respectively, as the imaging techniques by which texture analysis was performed. Regarding oropharyngeal tumours, this review delineates the applications of texture analysis in (1) the diagnosis, prognosis, and assessment of disease recurrence or persistence after therapy, (2) early differentiation of HPVpositive versus HPV-negative cancers, (3) the detection of cancers not visualised by imaging alone, and (4) the assessment of lymph node metastases from unknown primary carcinomas.

Role of Texture Analysis in Oropharyngeal Carcinoma: A Systematic Review of the Literature / Bicci, Eleonora; Nardi, Cosimo; Calamandrei, Leonardo; Pietragalla, Michele; Cavigli, Edoardo; Mungai, Francesco; Bonasera, Luigi; Miele, Vittorio. - In: CANCERS. - ISSN 2072-6694. - ELETTRONICO. - 14:(2022), pp. 2445-2468. [10.3390/cancers14102445]

Role of Texture Analysis in Oropharyngeal Carcinoma: A Systematic Review of the Literature

Bicci, Eleonora;Nardi, Cosimo;Calamandrei, Leonardo;Pietragalla, Michele;Cavigli, Edoardo;Mungai, Francesco;Bonasera, Luigi;Miele, Vittorio
2022

Abstract

Human papilloma virus infection (HPV) is associated with the development of lingual and palatine tonsil carcinomas. Diagnosing, differentiating HPV-positive from HPV-negative cancers,and assessing the presence of lymph node metastases or recurrences by the visual interpretation of images is not easy. Texture analysis can provide structural information not perceptible to human eyes. A systematic literature search was performed on 16 February 2022 for studies with a focus on texture analysis in oropharyngeal cancers. We conducted the research on PubMed, Scopus, and Web of Science platforms. Studies were screened for inclusion according to the preferred reporting items for systematic reviews. Twenty-six studies were included in our review. Nineteen articles related specifically to the oropharynx and seven articles analysed the head and neck area with sections dedicated to the oropharynx. Six, thirteen, and seven articles used MRI, CT, and PET, respectively, as the imaging techniques by which texture analysis was performed. Regarding oropharyngeal tumours, this review delineates the applications of texture analysis in (1) the diagnosis, prognosis, and assessment of disease recurrence or persistence after therapy, (2) early differentiation of HPVpositive versus HPV-negative cancers, (3) the detection of cancers not visualised by imaging alone, and (4) the assessment of lymph node metastases from unknown primary carcinomas.
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Bicci, Eleonora; Nardi, Cosimo; Calamandrei, Leonardo; Pietragalla, Michele; Cavigli, Edoardo; Mungai, Francesco; Bonasera, Luigi; Miele, Vittorio
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