Advertisement
Advertise here Publish your press releases here Sponsor BioPortfolio
Follow us on Twitter Sign up for daily news and research emails Contributors wanted

Pre-operative evaluation of peritoneal deposits using multidetector computed tomography in ovarian cancer.

15:16 EDT 26th July 2014 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Pre-operative evaluation of peritoneal deposits using multidetector computed tomography in ovarian cancer."

In the management of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC), the identification of peritoneal deposits is the most important prognostic factor. We conducted a prospective study to evaluate the role of multidetector CT (MDCT) in identifying peritoneal deposits pre-operatively. Between December 2004 and October 2006, 38 previously untreated patients (median age 50 years; range 26-70 years) were evaluated with contrast-enhanced MDCT of the abdomen and pelvis. All CT scans were performed on a four-slice MDCT scanner with thin-slice image acquisition. Multiplanar coronal, sagittal or oblique images were constructed and all images were reviewed by at least two radiologists. The extent of disease was determined and mapped for all areas of the abdomen and pelvis. CT scans were reviewed and compared with surgical findings. Peritoneal deposits and thickening were separately noted for each of the nine segments of the abdomen and pelvis (i.e. bilateral hypochondria, bilateral lumbar, bilateral iliac fossa, epigastrium, umbilical region and hypogastrium) and were mainly used to determine the accuracy of MDCT in the depiction of peritoneal carcinomatosis. The sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values and accuracy of CT in the detection of peritoneal deposits were similar to those reported in the literature. The most common anatomical sites to have peritoneal deposits were the pouch of Douglas (18 cases) and right subdiaphragmatic region (18 cases). Despite the improved scanning technology, image reconstruction and viewing ability of MDCT, its overall accuracy for the detection of peritoneal deposits is not significantly improved when compared with conventional CT; however, MDCT is useful in the assessment of disease at specific locations in the abdomen and pelvis.

Affiliation

Department of Radiodiagnosis, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

Journal Details

This article was published in the following journal.

Name: The British journal of radiology
ISSN: 1748-880X
Pages:

Links

PubMed Articles [10560 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Multidetector Computed Tomography for the Evaluation of Coronary Artery Disease; The Diagnostic Accuracy in Calcified Coronary Arteries, Comparing with IVUS Imaging.

Contrast enhanced multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) has been used as an alternative to coronary angiography for the assessment of coronary artery disease in the patient of the intermediate risk...

Optimization of Free-Breathing Whole-Heart 3-Dimensional Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging at 3 Tesla to Identify Coronary Vein Anatomy and to Compare With Multidetector Computed Tomography.

This study optimizes use of 3-T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to delineate coronary venous anatomy and compares 3-T MRI with multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) measurements.

Role of Multislice Computed Tomography in Evaluation and Management of Intestinal Obstruction.

i) to evaluate the efficacy of computed tomography (CT) imaging in diagnosing the presence, level, degree, and cause of intestinal obstruction, and the role of CT in detecting presence of complication...

Advances in Computed Tomography Imaging Technology.

Computed tomography (CT) is an essential tool in diagnostic imaging for evaluating many clinical conditions. In recent years, there have been several notable advances in CT technology that already hav...

The Use of Cone Beam Computed Tomography in the Postoperative Assessment of Orbital Wall Fracture Reconstruction.

Computed tomography (CT) is currently the standard in postoperative evaluation of orbital wall fracture reconstruction, but cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) offers potential advantages including r...

Clinical Trials [2350 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Assessment of Myocardial Viability Using Multidetector Computed Tomography

To perform a comprehensive evaluation of multidetector CT myocardial enhancement patterns in patients with an acute ST elevation MI. In particular we plan to assess the relationship betwe...

Performance of the Water-Enema Computed Tomography (WE-CT)

The WE-CT is an innovative and easy practice imaging technique of colon tumors; it is based on the colon distension by a high volume of warm water and a multidetector CT acquisition after...

Adenosine Dual Source Computed Tomography (CT) Versus Adenosine Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT)

Researchers hope that this new non-invasive multi-detector scanner (DSCT) will provide diagnostic information comparable to the combination of traditional SPECT (for function and blood flo...

Evaluation of Radiation Induced Toxicity to the Heart by Multi-detector Computed Tomography (MDCT)

The current study is aimed to evaluate various imaging methods, including multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) as potential surrogates to assess the degree of damage caused to the hear...

Diagnostic Accuracy of Multi-Detector Spiral Computed Tomography Angiography Using 64 Detectors

To compare the diagnostic ability of 64-detector MDCT coronary angiography with conventional invasive coronary angiography in patients with suspected coronary artery disease.

Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Computed tomography where there is continuous X-ray exposure to the patient while being transported in a spiral or helical pattern through the beam of irradiation. This provides improved three-dimensional contrast and spatial resolution compared to conventional computed tomography, where data is obtained and computed from individual sequential exposures.

Computed tomography modalities which use a cone or pyramid-shaped beam of radiation.

Tomography using x-ray transmission and a computer algorithm to reconstruct the image.

Tomography using radioactive emissions from injected RADIONUCLIDES and computer ALGORITHMS to reconstruct an image.

An imaging technique using compounds labelled with short-lived positron-emitting radionuclides (such as carbon-11, nitrogen-13, oxygen-15 and fluorine-18) to measure cell metabolism. It has been useful in study of soft tissues such as CANCER; CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM; and brain. SINGLE-PHOTON EMISSION-COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY is closely related to positron emission tomography, but uses isotopes with longer half-lives and resolution is lower.

Search BioPortfolio: