Detection of prostate cancer: Quantitative multiparamotric mr imaging models developed using registered correlative histopathology

Gregory J. Metzger, Chaitanya Kalavagunta, Benjamin Spilseth, Patrick J. Bolan, Xiufeng Li, Diane Hutter, Jung W. Nam, Andrew D. Johnson, Jonathan C. Henriksen, Laura E Moench, Badrinath R Konety, Christopher A. Warlick, Stephen C. Schmechel, Joseph S. Koopmeiner

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Purpose: To develop multiparametric magnetic resonance (MR) imaging models to generate a quantitative, user-independent, voxel- wise composite biomarker score (CBS) for detection of pros-Tate cancer by using coregistered correlative histopathologic results, and to compare performance of CBS-based detection with that of single quantitative MR imaging parameters. Materials and Institutional review board approval and informed consent Methods: Were obtained. Patients with a diagnosis of prostate cancer underwent multiparametric MR imaging before surgery for treatment. All MR imaging voxels in the prostate were classified as cancer or noncancer on the basis of coregistered histopathologic data. Predictive models were developed by using more than one quantitative MR imaging parameter to generate CBS maps. Model development and evaluation of quantitative MR imaging parameters and CBS were performed separately for the peripheral zone and the whole gland. Model accuracy was evaluated by using the area tinder the receiver operating characteristic curve (AUC), and confidence intervals were calculated with the bootstrap procedure. The improvement in classification accuracy was evaluated by comparing the AUC for the multiparametric model and the single best-performing quantitative MR imaging parameter at the individual level and in aggregate. Results: Quantitative T2, apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC), volume transfer constant (Ktrans), rellux rate constant (kep), and area under the gadolinium concentration curve at 90 seconds (AUGC90) were significantly different between cancer and non- cancer voxels (P < .001), with ADC showing the best accuracy (peripheral zone AUC, 0.82; whole gland AUC, 0.74). Pour- parameter models demonstrated the best performance in both the peripheral zone (AUC, 0.85; P = .010 vs ADC alone) and whole gland (AUC, 0.77; P = .043 vs ADC alone). Individual- level analysis showed statistically significant improvement in AUC in 82% (23 of 28) and 71% (24 of 34) of patients with peripheral-zone and whole-gland models, respectively, compared with ADC] alone. Model-based CBS maps for cancer detection showed improved visualization of cancer location and extent. Conclusion: Quantitative multiparametric MR imaging models developed by using coregistered correlative histopathologic data yielded a voxel-wise CBS that outperformed single quantitative MR imaging parameters for detection of prostate cancer, especially when the models were assessed at the individual level.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)805-816
Number of pages12
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2016

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