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Introducing the Node Reporting and Data System 1.0 (Node-RADS): a concept for standardized assessment of lymph nodes in cancer

Published inEuropean Radiology
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Publication date2021
Abstract

“Node-RADS” addresses the lack of consensus in the radiologic assessment of lymph node involvement by cancer and meets the increasing demand for structured reporting on the likelihood of disease involvement. Node Reporting and Data System 1.0 (Node-RADS) systematically classifies the degree of suspicion of lymph node involvement based on the synthesis of established imaging findings. Straightforward definitions of imaging findings for two proposed scoring categories “size” and “configuration” are combined into assessment categories between 1 (“very low likelihood”) and 5 (“very high likelihood”). This scoring system is suitable for assessing likely involvement of lymph nodes on CT and MRI scans. It can be applied at any anatomical site, and to regional and non-regional lymph nodes in relation to a primary tumor location. Node-RADS will improve communication with referring physicians and promote the consistency of reporting for primary staging and in response assessment settings.

Keywords
  • Consensus
  • Lymph nodes
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Neoplasms
  • Tomography
  • X-ray computed
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ELSHOLTZ, Fabian H. J. et al. Introducing the Node Reporting and Data System 1.0 (Node-RADS): a concept for standardized assessment of lymph nodes in cancer. In: European Radiology, 2021. doi: 10.1007/s00330-020-07572-4
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