Background/Aim: Prostate multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) is the reference imaging modality for extraprostatic extension of disease (EPE) assessment. We aimed to compare the diagnostic accuracy of different abbreviated MRI protocols to the standard prostate mpMRI in the identification of EPE of PCa. Patients and Methods: Fifty patients were retrospectively enrolled. Dual-pulse (dpMRI) and biparametric (bpMRI) abbreviated protocols were obtained from mpMRI. The performance of two experienced radiologists and two radiology residents was correlated with a reference standard and compared. Inter and intra-reader agreements were evaluated. Results: All protocols were strongly correlated to the reference standard (p≤0.001). A significant difference was found between dpMRI and mpMRI (p=0.009), no differences emerged between bpMRI and mpMRI (p=0.27). All readers showed moderate agreement (ĸ=0.47, ĸ=0.50 and ĸ=0.53 for dpMRI, bpMRI and mpMRI, respectively). Intra-reader agreement was good (all ĸ values ≥0.70). Conclusion: Only bpMRI showed similar diagnostic performance to mpMRI, thus appearing as a feasible alternative to the standard protocol for EPE detection.

Abbreviated Protocols versus Multiparametric MRI for Assessment of Extraprostatic Extension in Prostatic Carcinoma: A multireader study

Stanzione A.;Ponsiglione A.;Cuocolo R.
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Cocozza S.;Picchi S. G.;Stilo S.;Persico F.;Creta M.;Longo N.;Imbriaco M.
2019

Abstract

Background/Aim: Prostate multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) is the reference imaging modality for extraprostatic extension of disease (EPE) assessment. We aimed to compare the diagnostic accuracy of different abbreviated MRI protocols to the standard prostate mpMRI in the identification of EPE of PCa. Patients and Methods: Fifty patients were retrospectively enrolled. Dual-pulse (dpMRI) and biparametric (bpMRI) abbreviated protocols were obtained from mpMRI. The performance of two experienced radiologists and two radiology residents was correlated with a reference standard and compared. Inter and intra-reader agreements were evaluated. Results: All protocols were strongly correlated to the reference standard (p≤0.001). A significant difference was found between dpMRI and mpMRI (p=0.009), no differences emerged between bpMRI and mpMRI (p=0.27). All readers showed moderate agreement (ĸ=0.47, ĸ=0.50 and ĸ=0.53 for dpMRI, bpMRI and mpMRI, respectively). Intra-reader agreement was good (all ĸ values ≥0.70). Conclusion: Only bpMRI showed similar diagnostic performance to mpMRI, thus appearing as a feasible alternative to the standard protocol for EPE detection.
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