New updates of the imaging role in diagnosis, staging, and response treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma

Chiara Romei, Salvatore Claudio Fanni, Federica Volpi, Alessio Milazzo, Caterina Aida D’amore, Leonardo Colligiani, Emanuele Neri, Annalisa De Liperi, Giulia Maria Stella, Chandra Bortolotto

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Abstract

Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a rare neoplasm with poor prognosis. CT is the first imaging technique used for diagnosis, staging, and assessment of therapy response. Although, CT has intrinsic limitations due to low soft tissue contrast and the current staging system as well as criteria for evaluating response, it does not consider the complex growth pattern of this tumor. Computer-based methods have proven their potentiality in diagnosis, staging, prognosis, and assessment of therapy response; moreover, computer-based methods can make feasible tasks like segmentation that would otherwise be impracticable. MRI, thanks to its high soft tissue contrast evaluation of contrast enhancement and through diffusion-weighted-images, could replace CT in many clinical settings.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4377
JournalCancers
Volume13
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2021

Keywords

  • Computer-based methods
  • Magnetic resonance
  • Malignant pleural mesothelioma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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