Data models for an imaging bio-bank for colorectal, prostate and gastric cancer: the NAVIGATOR project Berti A., Carloni G., Colantonio S., Pascali M. A., Manghi P., Pagano P., Buongiorno R., Pachetti E., Caudai C., Di Gangi D., Carlini E., Falaschi Z., Ciarrocchi E., Neri E., Bertelli E., Miele V., Carpi R., Bagnacci G., Di Meglio N., Mazzei M. A., Barucci A. Researchers nowadays may take advantage of broad collections of medical data to develop personalized medicine solutions. Imaging bio-banks play a fundamental role, in this regard, by serving as organized repositories of medical images associated with imaging biomarkers. In this context, the NAVIGATOR Project aims to advance colorectal, prostate, and gastric oncology translational research by leveraging quantitative imaging and multi-omics analyses. As Project's core, an imaging bio-bank is being designed and implemented in a web-accessible Virtual Research Environment (VRE). The VRE serves to extract the imaging biomarkers and further process them within prediction algorithms. In our work, we present the realization of the data models for the three cancer use-cases of the Project. First, we carried out an extensive requirements analysis to fulfill the necessities of the clinical partners involved in the Project. Then, we designed three separate data models utilizing entity-relationship diagrams. We found diagrams' modeling for colorectal and prostate cancers to be more straightforward, while gastric cancer required a higher level of complexity. Future developments of this work would include designing a common data model following the Observational Medical Outcomes Partnership Standards. Indeed, a common data model would standardize the logical infrastructure of data models and make the bio-bank easily interoperable with other bio-banks.Source: BHI '22 - IEEE-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics, Ioannina, Greece, 27-30/09/2022 DOI: 10.1109/bhi56158.2022.9926910 Metrics:
NAVIGATOR: an Italian regional imaging biobank to promote precision medicine for oncologic patients Borgheresi R., Barucci A., Colantonio S., Aghakhanyan G., Assante M., Bertelli E., Carlini E., Carpi R., Caudai C., Cavallero D., Cioni D., Cirillo R., Colcelli V., Dell'Amico A., Di Gangi D., Erba P. A., Faggioni L., Falaschi Z., Gabelloni M., Gini R., Lelii L., Liò P., Lorito A., Lucarini S., Manghi P., Mangiacrapa F., Marzi C., Mazzei M. A., Mercatelli L., Mirabile A., Mungai F., Miele V., Olmastroni M., Pagano P., Paiar F., Panichi G., Pascali M. A., Pasquinelli F., Shortrede J. E., Tumminello L., Volterrani L., Neri E., On Behalf Of The Navigator Consortium Group NAVIGATOR is an Italian regional project to boost precision medicine in oncology with the aim to make it more predictive, preventive, and personalised by advancing translational research based on quantitative imaging and integrative omics analyses. The project's goal is to develop an open imaging biobank for the collection and preservation of a large amount of standardised imaging multimodal datasets, including computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and positron emission tomography data, together with the corresponding patient-related and omics-related relevant information extracted from regional healthcare services using an adapted privacy-preserving model. The project is based on an open-source imaging biobank and an open-science oriented virtual research environment (VRE).
Available integrative omics and multi-imaging data of three use cases (prostate cancer, rectal cancer, and gastric cancer) will be collected. All data confined in NAVIGATOR (i.e. standard and novel imaging biomarkers, non-imaging data, health agency data) will be used to create a digital patient model, to support the reliable prediction of the disease phenotype and risk stratification. The VRE that relies on a well-established infrastructure, called D4Science.org, will further provide a multiset infrastructure for processing the integrative omics data, extracting specific radiomic signatures, and for identification and testing of novel imaging biomarkers through big data analytics and artificial intelligence.Source: European radiology experimental Online 6 (2022). doi:10.1186/s41747-022-00306-9 DOI: 10.1186/s41747-022-00306-9 Metrics: