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Tumor Volume Assessment in Low-Grade Gliomas: A Comparison of Preoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging to Coregistered Intraoperative 3-Dimensional Ultrasound Recordings.

Journal article
Authors Bodil Karoline Ravn Munkvold
Hans Kristian Bø
Asgeir Store Jakola
Ingerid Reinertsen
Erik Magnus Berntsen
Geirmund Unsgård
Sverre Helge Torp
Ole Solheim
Published in Neurosurgery
Volume 83
Issue 2
Pages 288–296
ISSN 1524-4040
Publication year 2018
Published at Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Department of Clinical Neuroscience
Pages 288–296
Language en
Subject categories Radiology, Cancer and Oncology, Neurosurgery


Image guidance based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and/or ultrasound (US) is widely used to aid decision making in glioma surgery, but tumor delineation based on these 2 modalities does not always correspond.To analyze volumes of diffuse low-grade gliomas (LGGs) based on preoperative 3-D FLAIR MRIs compared to intraoperative 3-D US image recordings to quantitatively assess potential discrepancies between the 2 imaging modalities.Twenty-three patients with supratentorial WHO grade II gliomas undergoing primary surgery guided by neuronavigation based on preoperative FLAIR MRI and navigated 3-D US were included. Manual volume segmentation was performed twice in 3-D Slicer version 4.0.0 to assess intrarater variabilities and compare modalities with regard to tumor volume. Factors possibly related to correspondence between MRI and US were also explored.In 20 out of 23 patients (87%), the LGG tumor volume segmented from intraoperative US data was smaller than the tumor volume segmented from the preoperative 3-D FLAIR MRI. The median difference between MRI and US volumes was 7.4 mL (range: -4.9-58.7 mL, P < .001) with US LGG volumes corresponding to a median of 74% (range: 42%-183%) of the MRI LGG volumes. However, there was considerable intraobserver variability for US volumes. The correspondence between MRI and US data was higher for astrocytomas (92%).The tumor volumes of LGGs segmented from intraoperative US images were most often smaller than the tumor volumes segmented from preoperative MRIs. There was a much better match between the 2 modalities in astrocytomas.

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