Diagnostic accuracy of functional imaging modalities for chondrosarcoma: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
I Jo, D Gould, S Schlicht, K Taubman, P Choong
Journal of Bone Oncology | Published : 2019
Introduction: The distinction between low-grade (grade 1) chondrosarcoma and its benign counterparts can be challenging. This systematic review aims to quantify the diagnostic accuracies of all functional imaging modalities used in the diagnosis of chondrosarcoma. Methods: Medline and Embase were searched in February 2019. We included studies of either retrospective or prospective design if the results of functional scans were compared with pre-determined reference standards. Studies had to be primary diagnostic reports on patients with chondral tumours at first diagnosis. Two review authors independently performed study selection, extracted data and assessed the methodological quality. We c..View full abstract