Radiol Imaging Cancer 2020 Jan 17;2(1):e190071. Epub 2020 Jan 17.
Departments of Radiology (L.A.R.R., A.L., J.M., M.B.), Pathology (O.J.H., K.G., L.A.A.), and Urology (C.B., A.H.), Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway; Department of Clinical Medicine (L.A.R.R., C.B., A.L., M.B.) and Centre for Cancer Biomarkers CCBIO (O.J.H., L.A.A.), University of Bergen, Jonas Liesvei 65, N-5021 Bergen, Norway.
Purpose: To validate the MRI grading system proposed by Mehralivand et al in 2019 (the "extraprostatic extension [EPE] grade") in an independent cohort and to compare the Mehralivand EPE grading system with EPE interpretation on the basis of a five-point Likert score ("EPE Likert").
Materials And Methods: A total of 310 consecutive patients underwent multiparametric MRI according to a standardized institutional protocol before radical prostatectomy was performed by using the same 1.5-T MRI unit at a single institution between 2010 and 2012. Read More