Comparison between free-breathing radial VIBE on 3-T MRI and endoscopic ultrasound for preoperative T staging of resectable oesophageal cancer, with histopathological correlation

Jinrong Qu, Hongkai Zhang, Zhaoqi Wang, Fengguang Zhang, Hui Liu, Zhidan Ding, Yin Li, Jie Ma, Zhongxian Zhang, Shouning Zhang, Yafeng Dong, Lina Jiang, Wei Zhang, Robert Grimm, Berthold Kiefer, Ihab R. Kamel, Jianjun Qin, Hailiang Li

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Abstract

Objectives: To compare the T staging of resectable oesophageal cancer (OC) using radial VIBE (r-VIBE) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) with pathological confirmation of the T stage. Methods: Forty-three patients with endoscopically proven OC and indeterminate T1/T2/T3/T4a stage by computed tomography (CT) and EUS were imaged on a 3-T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner. T stage was scored on MRI and EUS by two independent radiologists and one endoscopist, respectively, and compared with postoperative pathological findings. T staging agreement between r-VIBE and EUS with postoperative pathological T staging was analysed by a kappa test. Results: EUS and pathological T staging showed agreement of 69.8% (30/43). Radial VIBE and pathological T staging agreement was 86.0% (37/43) and 90.7% (39/43) for readers 1 and 2, respectively. High accuracy for T1/T2 stage was obtained for both r-VIBE readers (90.5% and 100% for reader 1 and reader 2, respectively) and EUS reader (100%). For T3/T4, r-VIBE showed accuracy of 81.8% and 90.9% for reader 1 and reader 2, respectively, while for EUS, accuracy was only 68.2% compared with pathological T staging. Conclusions: Contrast-enhanced r-VIBE is comparable to EUS in T staging of resectable OC with stage of T1/T2, and is superior to EUS in staging of T3/T4 lesions. Key Points: • Radial VIBE may be useful in preoperative T staging of OC • Accuracy of staging on r-VIBE is higher in T1/2 than in T3/4 • Accuracy of EUS was 100% and 68.2% for T1/T2 and T3/T4 stage • Inter-reader agreement of T staging for r-VIBE was good.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)780-787
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean radiology
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2018

Keywords

  • Endoscopic ultrasonography
  • Free-breathing
  • Oesophageal cancer
  • Radial VIBE
  • Tumour staging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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