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Guest Editorial for: “Diagnostic Efficiency of Diffusion Sequences and a Clinical Nomogram for Detecting Lymph Node Metastases From Rectal Cancer”

  • Rajan T. Gupta
    Correspondence
    Address correspondence to: R.T.G.
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    Duke University Medical Center (R.T.G.), Department of Radiology, DUMC Box 3808, Durham, North Carolina 27710
    Duke University Medical Center (R.T.G.), Department of Surgery, Division of Urologic Surgery and Duke Prostate Center, DUMC Box 2804, Durham, North Carolina 27710
    Duke Cancer Institute Center for Prostate and Urologic Cancers (R.T.G.), DUMC Box 103861, 20 Duke Medicine Circle, Durham, North Carolina 27710
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Published:April 01, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acra.2022.03.005
      Nodal staging of rectal cancer is a critical element in the accurate staging of disease and for selection of appropriate treatment options (
      • Smith N
      • Brown G.
      Preoperative staging of rectal cancer.
      ,
      • Park JS
      • Jang YJ
      • Choi GS
      • et al.
      Accuracy of preoperative MRI in predicting pathology stage in rectal cancers: node-for-node matched histopathology validation of MRI features.
      ). The work by Wang et al., entitled “Diagnostic Efficiency of Diffusion Sequences and a Clinical Nomogram for Detecting Lymph Node Metastases from Rectal Cancer” attempts to assess and quantify if diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) can be used to determine if lymph nodes (LNs) are pathologic in rectal cancer as well as which DWI models may be most helpful in this differentiation of pathologic from non-pathologic (
      • Wang C
      • Yu J
      • Lu M
      • et al.
      Diagnostic efficiency of diffusion sequences and a clinical nomogram for detecting lymph node metastases from rectal cancer.
      ).
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