Journal article

Diagnostic performance of conventional and advanced imaging modalities for assessing newly diagnosed cervical cancer: systematic review and meta-analysis

Sungmin Woo, Rifat Atun, Zachary J Ward, Andrew M Scott, Hedvig Hricak, Hebert Alberto Vargas

European Radiology | SPRINGER | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To review the diagnostic performance of contemporary imaging modalities for determining local disease extent and nodal metastasis in patients with newly diagnosed cervical cancer. METHODS: Pubmed and Embase databases were searched for studies published from 2000 to 2019 that used ultrasound (US), CT, MRI, and/or PET for evaluating various aspects of local extent and nodal metastasis in patients with newly diagnosed cervical cancer. Sensitivities and specificities from the studies were meta-analytically pooled using bivariate and hierarchical modeling. RESULTS: Of 1311 studies identified in the search, 115 studies with 13,999 patients were included. MRI was the most extensively st..

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Grants

Awarded by P30 Cancer Center Support Grant from the National Cancer Institute


Funding Acknowledgements

The work of Drs. Hricak, Vargas and Woo was supported by a P30 Cancer Center Support Grant (P30 CA008748) from the National Cancer Institute to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Otherwise, the authors state that this work has not received any funding.