Staging of bladder cancer with multiparametric MRI

Bladder Cancer

Juri H, et al. Br J Radiol 2020.


The distinction of non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer and muscle-invasive bladder cancer is important for the selection of the optimal treatment. Multiparametric MRI (mp-MRI) has been an useful modality for the T staging of bladder cancer, and a systematic evaluation of mp-MRI is needed. The Vesical Imaging Reporting and Data System was designed to standardize the scanning and reporting criteria based on mp-MRI for clinical and research applications. This review briefly describes the method,

interpretation, and timing of mp-MRI examinations in the clinical settings. Validation studies of Vesical Imaging Reporting and Data System and future perspectives are also considered.