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The use of the novel recently introduced PET/MR scanner is believed to be promising in RC management, providing great anatomical details and detailed metabolic characterization. Preliminary data indicate it may become a strong imaging modality for staging of RC and has the potential to be used as a predictive tool guiding individualized therapy in patients receiving nT, but confirmation on prospective studies is mandatory. The use of radiomics as analysis approach may assist in achieving a better understanding of the obtained image data, and thus a more accurate disease assessment.
2. To preliminary assess the potential value of PET/MR in predicting pMR to nT.
3. To use radiomics analysis of PET/MR data to develop a quantification clinical tools that allow a more accurate and comprehensive assessment of RC patients.
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Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-11-12T18:25:40-0500
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