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Revista argentina de radiología

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LABRA W, Andrés et al. Interobserver Agreement for the PI-RADS v2 Validation. Rev. argent. radiol. [online]. 2019, vol.83, n.2, pp.49-55. ISSN 1852-9992.

Purpose To evaluate the interobserver variability in the use of the PI-RADS 2.0 version, in experienced and non-experienced readers. Material and Methods Retrospective studyof readers' concordance analysis. Between January 2015 and December 2016, 1656 subjects were studied through multiparametric MRI (RMmp) of prostate in our institution. The percentage distribution of the report was estimated in each PI-RADS category, and a selection of 150 cases with a stratified randomization scheme was made to the percentage distributions of every category. These cases were anonymized, presented to three readers with 5, 4 and 2 years' experience in reading RMmp, and more than one-year experience with PI-RADS v2, and were read individually. The resulting data were analyzed independently by a fourth investigator. Results The weighted kappa value for the observers was 0.69 (IC 95: 0.64 to 0.75). The highest agreement corresponded to the two most experienced readers, where it reached a value of 0.72 (95% CI: 0.69 to 0.76). The concordance between the PI-RADS values that determine follow-up (1-2-3) and active behavior (4-5) corresponded to 0.70 (95% CI: 0.59 to 0.78). Discussion It was possible to demonstrate a substantial agreement between radiologists using the PI-RADS v2 for the detection in RMmp of suspicious lesions, greater among the two most experienced readers. However, the comparison of the less experienced reader with those of greater experience also presented an important concordance. The inter-observer concordance values for PI-RADS 2:4 were like those reported in the literature. Conclusions The PI-RADS v2 has demonstrated, in our center, with radiologists dedicated to abdominal images and prostate studies, a high level of agreement in the interpretation of prostate MRmp.

Palabras clave : prostate; magnetic resonance imaging; interobserver variation; PI-RADS.

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