Magnetic resonance imaging for the clinical management of rectal cancer patients: recommendations from the 2012 European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR) consensus meeting.

Brunella Barbaro, Regina G. H. Beets-Tan, Doenja M. J. Lambregts, Monique Maas, Shandra Bipat, Filipe Caseiro-Alves, Luís Curvo-Semedo, Helen M. Fenlon, Marc J. Gollub, Sofia Gourtsoyianni, Steve Halligan, Christine Hoeffel, Seung Ho Kim, Andrea Laghi, Andrea Maier, Søren R. Rafaelsen, Jaap Stoker, Stuart A. Taylor, Michael R. Torkzad, Lennart Blomqvist

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Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To develop guidelines describing a standardised approach regarding the acquisition, interpretation and reporting of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for clinical staging and restaging of rectal cancer. METHODS: A consensus meeting of 14 abdominal imaging experts from the European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR) was conducted following the RAND-UCLA Appropriateness Method. Two independent (non-voting) chairs facilitated the meeting. Two hundred and thirty-six items were scored by participants for appropriateness and classified subsequently as appropriate or inappropriate (defined by ≥ 80 % consensus) or uncertain (defined by < 80 % consensus). Items not reaching 80 % consensus were noted. RESULTS: Consensus was reached for 88 % of items: recommendations regarding hardware, patient preparation, imaging sequences, angulation, criteria for MRI assessment and MRI reporting were constructed from these. CONCLUSIONS: These expert consensus recommendations can be used as clinical guidelines for primary staging and restaging of rectal cancer using MRI.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2522-2531
Number of pages10
JournalEuropean Radiology
Volume2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • MR imaging
  • Rectal cancer

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