Development of a computed tomography-based radiomics nomogram for prediction of transarterial chemoembolization refractoriness in hepatocellular carcinoma
Xiang-Ke Niu, Xiao-Feng He, Department of Interventional Radiology, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou 510515, Guangdong Province, China
Xiang-Ke Niu, Department of Interventional Radiology, Affiliated Hospital of Chengdu University, Chengdu 610081, Sichuan Province, China
Author contributions: He XF designed the research study; He XF and Niu XK performed the research; Niu XK analyzed the data; Niu XK and He XF wrote the paper; all authors have read and approved the final manuscript.
Supported by Health and Family Planning Commission of Sichuan Province, China, No. 17PJ430 and No. 18PJ150.
Institutional review board statement: This study was reviewed and approved by the Ethics Committee of Affiliated Hospital of Chengdu University, approval No. PJ2019-019-01.
Informed consent statement: Patients were not required to give informed consent to the study because the analysis used anonymous data that were obtained after each patient agreed to treatment by written consent.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare that there is no conflict of interest related to this study.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Corresponding author: Xiao-Feng He, MD, Chief Doctor, Professor, Department of Interventional Radiology, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, No. 1838 North Guangzhou Avenue, Guangzhou 510515, Guangdong Province, China. email@example.com
Received: November 2, 2020
Peer-review started: November 2, 2020
First decision: December 3, 2020
Revised: December 7, 2020
Accepted: December 16, 2020
Article in press: December 16, 2020
Published online: January 14, 2021