EURAD-MR Classification : European Multicenter Study
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Last updated:28th Nov 2012
An adnexal mass is the most common indication for gynaecological surgery . Pre operative characterization is crucial and a scoring system would be useful to standardize the imaging report and thus, improve patient management. Recently, our center developed the first MR scoring system named ADNEXMR SCORING system in a retrospective study which is accurate and reproducible (1). Our objectives are to perform an external prospective validation of this scoring system, to evaluate its potential impact on therapeutic strategy and to test its reproducibility. This is a prospective large multicenter study. All patients with a sonographically indeterminate adnexal mass referred for MR imaging will be consecutively included in each center. Then, patients will undergo a routine pelvic MR imaging. Prospectively, one senior and one junior radiologists independently analyze the different MR criteria to characterize adnexal masses. The MR report will be issued as standard and the patient will be managed accordingly. Then, the reader will classify the mass using ADNEXMR SCORING system. The classification will be compared to the reference standard as defined below. The reproducibility of the classification will be tested between the junior and the senior radiologist. After anonymisation, images will be analyzed by another senior radiologist of another center blinded from any clinical or ultrasonographical data and correlated with the reference standard.
|Study start date||2012-11-28|