Translated title of the contribution: Staging of prostatic carcinoma. Accuracy of Magnetic Resonance Imaging

P. R. Biondetti, J. K T Lee, D. Ling, M. Vigo, D. Fiore, C. Macchi, G. Borasi

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Twenty-nine prostatic cancer patients were evaluated for staging purpose by Magnetic Resonance (MR). MR findings were correlated with the pathologic examination in 18/29 patients who underwent radical prostatectomy. Four MR staging parameters were evaluated individually: periprostatic fat; periprostatic venous plexus; seminal vesicles and pelvic adenopathy. MR correctly staged 16/18 patients, with one case of overstaging and one case of understaging. The diagnostic accuracy of MR in differentiating intracapsular stage B from extracapsular stage C was 87%, with a sensitivity of 90% and a specificity of 87%. MR and CT results agreed in 4 of the 7 operated patients who were examined with both techniques; in 3 cases there was disagreement, and MR was correct.

Translated title of the contributionStaging of prostatic carcinoma. Accuracy of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)204-208
Number of pages5
JournalRadiologia Medica
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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