Journal article

Tumor Volume in Radical Prostatectomy Specimens Assessed by Digital Image Analysis Software Correlates With Other Prognostic Factors

Justin C Sherwin, George Mirmilstein, John Pedersen, Nathan Lawrentschuk, Damien Bolton, John Mills

JOURNAL OF UROLOGY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2010

Abstract

PURPOSE: Digital image analysis software to review histopathology specimens is advancing uropathology by objectivity and reproducibility. Subjective pathologist assessed prostate tumor volume calculations correlate with known prognostic factors at radical prostatectomy. We ascertained whether image analysis software calculations of prostate tumor volume correlate with such prognostic factors, particularly positive surgical margins. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Prostate tumor volume was calculated using digital image analysis software in 851 sequential radical prostatectomy specimens. Results were correlated with clinicopathological data by logistic regression. RESULTS: Median prostate tumor volume..

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