OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether DW-MRI improves the detection of pelvic lymph nodes metastates in patients with bladder cancer undergoing radical cystectomy. PATIENTS AND METHODS 36 patients with CT scan negative for nodal metastates underwent DW-MRI before surgery. Diagnostic accuracy of DW-MRI was compared with histopathological findings. RESULTS Mean ADC value was 0.85 x 10(-3) mm(3)/s in the nodal metastatic group and 1 x 10(-3) mm(3)/s in the nodal non-metastatic group (P = 0.02). The ADC cut-off value, obtained by the ROC curve was 0.86 x 10(-3) mm(3)/s. Patient-based sensitivity, specificity and positive and negative predictive values were 76.4%, 89.4%, 26.6%, and 71.4%, respectively. CONCLUSION DW-MRI may be used to differentiate metastatic from non-metastatic lymph nodes in patients with high-grade bladder cancer.

Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging in patients selectes for radical cystectomy: detection rate of pelvic lymph node metastases

Papalia R;Grasso R;Faiella E;Beomonte Zobel B;
2012-01-01

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether DW-MRI improves the detection of pelvic lymph nodes metastates in patients with bladder cancer undergoing radical cystectomy. PATIENTS AND METHODS 36 patients with CT scan negative for nodal metastates underwent DW-MRI before surgery. Diagnostic accuracy of DW-MRI was compared with histopathological findings. RESULTS Mean ADC value was 0.85 x 10(-3) mm(3)/s in the nodal metastatic group and 1 x 10(-3) mm(3)/s in the nodal non-metastatic group (P = 0.02). The ADC cut-off value, obtained by the ROC curve was 0.86 x 10(-3) mm(3)/s. Patient-based sensitivity, specificity and positive and negative predictive values were 76.4%, 89.4%, 26.6%, and 71.4%, respectively. CONCLUSION DW-MRI may be used to differentiate metastatic from non-metastatic lymph nodes in patients with high-grade bladder cancer.
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