Sequential magnetic resonance imaging of cervical cancer: the predictive value of absolute tumor volume and regression ratio measured before, during, and after radiation therapy.

@article{Wang2010SequentialMR,
  title={Sequential magnetic resonance imaging of cervical cancer: the predictive value of absolute tumor volume and regression ratio measured before, during, and after radiation therapy.},
  author={Jian Z. Wang and Nina A. Mayr and Dong-Qing Zhang and Kaile Li and John C. Grecula and Joseph F. Montebello and Simon S Lo and William T. C. Yuh},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2010},
  volume={116 21},
  pages={5093-101}
}
BACKGROUND The objectives of this study were to investigate outcome prediction by measuring absolute tumor volume and regression ratios using serial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) during radiation therapy (RT) for cervical cancer and to develop algorithms capable of identifying patients at risk of a poor therapeutic outcome. METHODS Eighty patients with stage IB2 through IVA cervical cancer underwent 4 MRI scans: before RT (MRI1), during RT at 2 to 2.5 weeks (MRI2) at 4 to 5 weeks (MRI3… CONTINUE READING