Authors:
PL Di Paolo, HA Vargas, CA Karlo, Y Lakhman, J Zheng, CS Moskowitz, HA Al-Ahmadie, E Sala, BH Bochner, H Hricak
Journal name: 
Clin Imaging
Citation info: 
39(1):94-98
Abstract: 
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate if computed tomographic (CT) features of intradiverticular bladder cancer can predict clinical outcome. METHODS: Retrospective study of 34 patients with intradiverticular bladder cancer. Two radiologists independently evaluated all CT exams. RESULTS: CT tumor length and width were significantly associated with survival for both readers [hazard ratios (HRs) 1.31-1.62, P<.001-.043]. No other tumor features were significantly associated with survival. The interreader agreement for the assessment of CT features was fair to substantial (k=0.34-0.78, concordance correlation coefficient=0.56-0.66). There was no association between transurethral resection pathology stage and survival (HR 2.10, P=.21). CONCLUSIONS: In patients with intradiverticular bladder cancer, the tumor length and width measured on the pretreatment CT predicted survival.
DOI: 
http://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinimag.2014.10.004
E-pub date: 
01 Jan 2015
Users with this publication listed: 
Evis Sala