Use of magnetic resonance imaging in rectal cancer patients: Society of Abdominal Radiology (SAR) rectal cancer disease-focused panel (DFP) recommendations 2017

Marc J. Gollub, Supreeta Arya, Regina G.H. Beets-Tan, Gregory DePrisco, Mithat Gonen, Kartik Jhaveri, Zahra Kassam, Harmeet Kaur, David Kim, Andrea Knezevic, Elena Korngold, Chandana Lall, Neeraj Lalwani, D. Blair Macdonald, Courtney Moreno, Stephanie Nougaret, Perry Pickhardt, Shannon Sheedy, Mukesh Harisinghani

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Abstract

Purpose: To propose guidelines based on an expert-panel-derived unified approach to the technical performance, interpretation, and reporting of MRI for baseline and post-treatment staging of rectal carcinoma. Methods: A consensus-based questionnaire adopted with permission and modified from the European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiologists was sent to a 17-member expert panel from the Rectal Cancer Disease-Focused Panel of the Society of Abdominal Radiology containing 268 question parts. Consensus on an answer was defined as ≥ 70% agreement. Answers not reaching consensus (< 70%) were noted. Results: Consensus was reached for 87% of items from which recommendations regarding patient preparation, technical performance, pulse sequence acquisition, and criteria for MRI assessment at initial staging and restaging exams and for MRI reporting were constructed. Conclusion: These expert consensus recommendations can be used as guidelines for primary and post-treatment staging of rectal cancer using MRI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalAbdominal Radiology
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - May 21 2018

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Keywords

  • Consensus recommendations
  • Expert panel
  • Rectal cancer
  • Rectal MRI
  • White paper

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology
  • Urology

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Gollub, M. J., Arya, S., Beets-Tan, R. G. H., DePrisco, G., Gonen, M., Jhaveri, K., Kassam, Z., Kaur, H., Kim, D., Knezevic, A., Korngold, E., Lall, C., Lalwani, N., Blair Macdonald, D., Moreno, C., Nougaret, S., Pickhardt, P., Sheedy, S., & Harisinghani, M. (Accepted/In press). Use of magnetic resonance imaging in rectal cancer patients: Society of Abdominal Radiology (SAR) rectal cancer disease-focused panel (DFP) recommendations 2017. Abdominal Radiology, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00261-018-1642-9