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Comparison between multi-slice spiral CT and magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of peritoneal metastasis in primary ovarian carcinoma

Authors Guo HL, He L, Zhu YC, Wu K, Yuan F

Received 29 July 2017

Accepted for publication 15 September 2017

Published 28 February 2018 Volume 2018:11 Pages 1087—1094


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Editor who approved publication: Dr William Cho

Hong-Lei Guo,1 Ling He,2 Yan-Cui Zhu,3 Kun Wu,4 Feng Yuan1

1Department of Medical Imaging, The First Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University, Kunming, People’s Republic of China; 2Department of Radiology, Yunnan Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Kunming, People’s Republic of China; 3Intensive Care Unit, The First Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University, Kunming, People’s Republic of China; 4Department of Hematology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University, Kunming, People’s Republic of China

Abstract: The advent of disease evaluation by means of multi-slice spiral computed tomography (MSCT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) represents a continually emerging role in the evaluation of various diseases; however, its role is yet to be adequately defined. Thus, the aim of the study was to compare the diagnostic value of MSCT and MRI in the diagnosis of peritoneal metastasis in primary ovarian carcinoma. Between January 2013 and December 2015, MSCT or MRI data were collected from 42 patients who had been previously diagnosed with peritoneal metastasis of ovarian carcinoma at the First Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University. The tumor location, size, edge, and shape were all evaluated independently by three qualified imaging physicians using a double-blind method to confirm whether the patients were indeed suffering from peritoneal metastasis, as well as to rank the metastatic lesions recorded on a five-point scale. It was hypothesized that MRI and MSCT were comparable in the evaluation of ovarian carcinoma. Therefore, a receiver operating characteristics (ROC) curve was used to analyze the results and also to directly compare the respective diagnostic values of MSCT and MRI. In total, 165 metastatic lesions were confirmed by means of surgical operation. MSCT revealed 131 metastatic lesions, while MRI confirmed 154 metastatic lesions. The metastatic sites were primarily located on the subphrenic, epiploon, and gastrocolic ligaments and were further confirmed by either MRI or CT. In regard to MSCT, the most common site of underdiagnoses was in the vicinity of the uterus–rectum–fossa. MRI displayed a high detection rate in every site. The omission diagnostic rate of MSCT and MRI were 20.61% and 6.67%, respectively, while the accuracy rates were 79.39% and 93.33%, respectively. The obtained results revealed that the MSCT value of area under the ROC curve was smaller than that for MRI. Our findings provided evidence asserting that MRI, in comparison to MSCT, was more accurate in diagnosing peritoneal metastasis in patients with ovarian carcinoma.

multi-slice spiral computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, ovarian carcinoma, peritoneal metastasis, accuracy, omission diagnostic rate, ROC curves

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