Cervical tumor shape ratio

Range 30% oval, 35% lobulated, and 35% complex
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Mayr NA, Yuh WT, Taoka T, Wang JZ, Wu DH, Montebello JF, Meeks SL, Paulino AC, Magnotta VA, Adli M, Sorosky JI, Knopp MV, Buatti JM. Serial therapy-induced changes in tumor shape in cervical cancer and their impact on assessing tumor volume and treatment response. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2006 Jul187(1):65-72PubMed ID16794157
Method Serial MRI examinations (T1-weighted and T2-weighted images) were performed in 60 patients (age range, 29-75 years mean, 53.3 years) with advanced cervical cancer (stages IB2-IVB/recurrent) who were treated with RT at four time points: start of RT, during RT (at 2-2.5 and at 4-5 weeks of RT), and post-RT. Tumor configuration was classified qualitatively into oval, lobulated, and complex based on MR film review.
Comments The shapes of most tumors (70%) were not oval or ellipsoid before Radiation Therapy.
Entered by Uri M
ID 103936