rectal MRI study group: Comparison of MRI response evaluation methods in rectal cancer: a multicentre and multireader validation study

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rectal MRI study group: Comparison of MRI response evaluation methods in rectal cancer: a multicentre and multireader validation study

Dr. Ferdinand Bauer is a member of the “rectal MRI study group” of this article

In a multireader study comparing 4 MRI methods for rectal tumor response evaluation, those incorporating DWI showed the best results when combining diagnostic performance, IOA, and reader preference. The most preferred method (by 73% of readers) was the “DWI patterns” approach with an accuracy of 68%, high specificity of 82%, and group IOA of 0.43. Reader experience level and MRI quality had an evident effect on diagnostic performance and IOA.

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Published in: European Radiology, Springer Link© 2023

The full-length publication in English can be found at the following link:
English version: “Comparison of MRI response evaluation methods in rectal cancer: a multicentre and multireader validation study”