Objectives To investigate inter-reader reproducibility of five different region-of-interest (ROI) protocols for apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) measurements in the anterior mediastinum. Methods In eighty-one subjects, on ADC mapping, two readers measured the ADC using five methods of ROI positioning that encompassed the entire tissue (whole tissue volume [WTV], three slices observer-defined [TSOD], singleslice [SS]) or the more restricted areas (one small round ROI [OSR]), multiple small round ROI [MSR]). Inter-observer variability was assessed with interclass correlation coefficient (ICC), coefficient of variation (CoV), and Bland-Altman analysis. Nonparametric tests were performed to compare the ADC between ROI methods. The measurement time was recorded and compared between ROI methods. Results All methods showed excellent inter-reader agreement with best and worst reproducibility in WTVand OSR, respectively (ICC, 0.937/0.874; CoV, 7.3 %/16.8 %; limits of agreement, ±0.44/±0.77 × 10-3 mm2/s). ADC values of OSR and MSR were significantly lower compared to the other methods in both readers (p < 0.001). The SS and OSR methods required less measurement time (14 ± 2 s) compared to the others (p < 0.0001), while the WTV method required the longest measurement time (90 ± 56 and 77 ± 49 s for each reader) (p < 0.0001). Conclusions All methods demonstrate excellent interobserver reproducibility with the best agreement in WTV, although it requires the longest measurement time.

Apparent diffusion coefficient measurements in diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging of the anterior mediastinum: inter-observer reproducibility of five different methods of region-of-interest positioning

PRIOLA, adriano massimiliano;PRIOLA, Sandro Massimo;PARLATANO, DANIELA;GNED, Dario;GIRAUDO, Maria Teresa;ARDISSONE, Francesco;VELTRI, Andrea
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Objectives To investigate inter-reader reproducibility of five different region-of-interest (ROI) protocols for apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) measurements in the anterior mediastinum. Methods In eighty-one subjects, on ADC mapping, two readers measured the ADC using five methods of ROI positioning that encompassed the entire tissue (whole tissue volume [WTV], three slices observer-defined [TSOD], singleslice [SS]) or the more restricted areas (one small round ROI [OSR]), multiple small round ROI [MSR]). Inter-observer variability was assessed with interclass correlation coefficient (ICC), coefficient of variation (CoV), and Bland-Altman analysis. Nonparametric tests were performed to compare the ADC between ROI methods. The measurement time was recorded and compared between ROI methods. Results All methods showed excellent inter-reader agreement with best and worst reproducibility in WTVand OSR, respectively (ICC, 0.937/0.874; CoV, 7.3 %/16.8 %; limits of agreement, ±0.44/±0.77 × 10-3 mm2/s). ADC values of OSR and MSR were significantly lower compared to the other methods in both readers (p < 0.001). The SS and OSR methods required less measurement time (14 ± 2 s) compared to the others (p < 0.0001), while the WTV method required the longest measurement time (90 ± 56 and 77 ± 49 s for each reader) (p < 0.0001). Conclusions All methods demonstrate excellent interobserver reproducibility with the best agreement in WTV, although it requires the longest measurement time.
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Anterior mediastinum; Apparent diffusion coefficient; Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging; Inter-observer variability; Region of interest; Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Imaging
Priola, Adriano Massimiliano; Priola, Sandro Massimo; Parlatano, Daniela; Gned, Dario; Giraudo, Maria Teresa; Giardino, Roberto; Ferrero, Bruno; Ardissone, Francesco; Veltri, Andrea
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