This study investigates the impact of whole-body MRI (WB-MRI) in addition to CT of chest-abdomen-pelvis (CT-CAP) and 18F-FDG PET/CT (PET/CT) on systemic treatment decisions in standard clinical practice for patients with advanced breast cancer (ABC). WB-MRI examinations in ABC patients were extracted from our WB-MRI registry (2009-2017). Patients under systemic treatment who underwent WB-MRI and a control examination (CT-CAP or PET/CT) were included. Data regarding progressive disease (PD) reported either on WB-MRI or on the control examinations were collected. Data regarding eventual change in treatment after the imaging evaluation were collected. It was finally evaluated whether the detection of PD by any of the two modalities had induced a change in treatment. Among 910 WB-MRI examinations in ABC patients, 58 had a paired control examination (16 CT-CAP and 42 PET/CT) and were analysed. In 23/58 paired examinations, additional sites of disease were reported only on WB-MRI and not on the control examination. In 17/28 paired examinations, PD was reported only on WB-MRI and not on the control examination. In 14 out of the 28 pairs of examinations that were followed by a change in treatment, PD had been reported only on WBMRI (14/28; 50%), while stable disease had been reported on the control examination.
The added value of whole-body magnetic resonance imaging in the management of patients with advanced breast cancer / F. Zugni, F. Ruju, P. Pricolo, S. Alessi, M. Iorfida, M.A. Colleoni, M. Bellomi, G. Petralia. - In: PLOS ONE. - ISSN 1932-6203. - 13:10(2018 Oct), pp. e0205251.1-e0205251.16.
|Titolo:||The added value of whole-body magnetic resonance imaging in the management of patients with advanced breast cancer|
ZUGNI, FABIO (Corresponding)
|Parole Chiave:||Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (all); Agricultural and Biological Sciences (all)|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/36 - Diagnostica per Immagini e Radioterapia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||ott-2018|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0205251|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|
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