Cancers, Vol. 12, Pages 2027: Radiomic Texture and Shape Descriptors of the Rectal Environment on Post-Chemoradiation T2-Weighted MRI are Associated with Pathologic Tumor Stage Regression in Rectal Cancers: A Retrospective, Multi-Institution Study

Conclusions: Radiomic texture and shape descriptors of the rectal wall from post-treatment T2w MRIs may be associated with low and high pathologic tumor stage after neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy and generalized across variations between scanners and institutions.
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research

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ConclusionsThe model elaborated showed good performance, even when data from patients scanned on 1.5  T and 3 T were merged. This shows that magnetic field intensity variability can be overcome by means of selecting appropriate image features.
Source: La Radiologia Medica - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsMRI T2-weighted sequences-based TA was not effective in predicting pathological complete response to nCRT in patients with LARC. Further studies are needed to thoroughly investigate the potential of MRI TA in this setting.
Source: La Radiologia Medica - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Serum triglycerides have potential as a predictive indicator for AL, which may improve the treatment and outcomes of patients with AL. PMID: 32285713 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Scand J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
ConclusionCombining T2-radiomics and anatomical MRI staging criteria from pre-treatment rectal MRI may help to stratify patients based on the prediction of treatment response to neoadjuvant therapy.
Source: Abdominal Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Abstract During the last two decades a neoadjuvant treatment concept has been established for an increasing number of malignant tumors of the gastrointestinal tract; however, these concepts are still subject to a constant change concerning the indications and type of treatment. A prime example for this is rectal cancer. The rate of local recurrence in particular was significantly reduced by neoadjuvant therapy but until now it has not been possible to validly show an improvement in overall or disease-free survival. At the beginning of the millennium it was recommended to treat every rectal carcinoma...
Source: Der Chirurg - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Chirurg Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Although MRIyT=2N0/TRG1-2 cannot predict all cases of a complete pathologic response, it can effectively predict a low rate of lymph node involvement and a better prognosis in patients who undergo total mesorectal excision. PMID: 31687781 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Surgical Technology International - Category: Surgery Tags: Surg Technol Int Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn a large number of patients with LPLNSM on initial imaging, metastatic LPLN are present after nCRT and surgical treatment. Even in LPLN that are considered responsive on restaging, significant rates of pathologically confirmed metastases are reported.
Source: World Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Conclusions: There is no evidence of added value of a radiomics model based on on-contrast CT scans for prediction of pCR in rectal cancer. The imbalance of the target variable could be identified as a key issue, leading to a biased model and optimistic predictions.
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Conclusions Placement of fiducials in rectal cancer patients is feasible, however, retention rates for intratumoral fiducials were lower (55 %) than for mesorectal fiducials (90 %). [...] © Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text
Source: Endoscopy International Open - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Original article Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Serial 18F-FDG-PET/CT is a potentially reliable non-invasive method to predict recurrence in patients with LARC. Volumetric parameters were the best predictors. This could be potentially important in risk-stratifying patients who may benefit from conservative management. ADVANCES IN KNOWLEDGE: This paper will add to the literature in risk-stratifying, using PET/CT, in patients with LARC based on prognosis. This will potentially improve outcomes with an increasing trend towards conservative management. PMID: 31617737 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The British Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Br J Radiol Source Type: research
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