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
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..View full abstract
Awarded by P30 Cancer Center Support Grant from the National Cancer Institute
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.