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Proforma-based reporting in rectal cancer.

Taylor F, Mangat N, Swift IR, Brown G - Cancer Imaging (2010)

Bottom Line: The improvements in outcomes associate with the use of preoperative therapy rather than postoperative treatment means that clinical teams are increasingly reliant on imaging to identify high-risk features of disease to determine treatment plans.In the MERCURY study, a standardised scanning technique and the use of reporting proformas enabled consistently accurate assessment and documentation of the prognostic factors.This is now an essential tool to enable our clinical colleagues to make treatment decisions.

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Affiliation: Mayday University Hospital, Croydon, Surrey, UK.

ABSTRACT
The improvements in outcomes associate with the use of preoperative therapy rather than postoperative treatment means that clinical teams are increasingly reliant on imaging to identify high-risk features of disease to determine treatment plans. For many solid tumours, including rectal cancer, validated techniques have emerged in identifying prognostic factors pre-operatively. In the MERCURY study, a standardised scanning technique and the use of reporting proformas enabled consistently accurate assessment and documentation of the prognostic factors. This is now an essential tool to enable our clinical colleagues to make treatment decisions. In this review, we describe the proforma-based reporting tool that enables a systematic approach to the interpretation of the magnetic resonance images, thereby enabling all the clinically relevant features to be adequately assessed.

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The height of the tumour is given from the anal verge as this is a useful reference point for surgeons. It is measured from the lowest point to the raised rolled edge of the tumour to the anal verge.
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Figure 3: The height of the tumour is given from the anal verge as this is a useful reference point for surgeons. It is measured from the lowest point to the raised rolled edge of the tumour to the anal verge.

Mentions: The height of the tumour is given from the anal verge as this is a useful reference point for surgeons. It is measured from the lowest point to the raised rolled edge of the tumour to the anal verge (Fig. 3). Traditionally the rectum has been divided into thirds, as outcomes and surgical management are affected by the height of the tumour:


Proforma-based reporting in rectal cancer.

Taylor F, Mangat N, Swift IR, Brown G - Cancer Imaging (2010)

The height of the tumour is given from the anal verge as this is a useful reference point for surgeons. It is measured from the lowest point to the raised rolled edge of the tumour to the anal verge.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 3: The height of the tumour is given from the anal verge as this is a useful reference point for surgeons. It is measured from the lowest point to the raised rolled edge of the tumour to the anal verge.
Mentions: The height of the tumour is given from the anal verge as this is a useful reference point for surgeons. It is measured from the lowest point to the raised rolled edge of the tumour to the anal verge (Fig. 3). Traditionally the rectum has been divided into thirds, as outcomes and surgical management are affected by the height of the tumour:

Bottom Line: The improvements in outcomes associate with the use of preoperative therapy rather than postoperative treatment means that clinical teams are increasingly reliant on imaging to identify high-risk features of disease to determine treatment plans.In the MERCURY study, a standardised scanning technique and the use of reporting proformas enabled consistently accurate assessment and documentation of the prognostic factors.This is now an essential tool to enable our clinical colleagues to make treatment decisions.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Mayday University Hospital, Croydon, Surrey, UK.

ABSTRACT
The improvements in outcomes associate with the use of preoperative therapy rather than postoperative treatment means that clinical teams are increasingly reliant on imaging to identify high-risk features of disease to determine treatment plans. For many solid tumours, including rectal cancer, validated techniques have emerged in identifying prognostic factors pre-operatively. In the MERCURY study, a standardised scanning technique and the use of reporting proformas enabled consistently accurate assessment and documentation of the prognostic factors. This is now an essential tool to enable our clinical colleagues to make treatment decisions. In this review, we describe the proforma-based reporting tool that enables a systematic approach to the interpretation of the magnetic resonance images, thereby enabling all the clinically relevant features to be adequately assessed.

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Related in: MedlinePlus