Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Full metadata record
DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorLim, Hou-Kiaten
dc.contributor.authorStiven, Peter Noelen
dc.contributor.authorAly, Ahmaden
dc.identifier.citationANZ Journal of Surgery 2016; 86 (5): 377-380en
dc.description.abstractThis study aims to objectively evaluate the clinical impact and significance of the multidisciplinary team meeting (MDT) in the management of oesophago-gastric malignancies in a tertiary institution.A prospective observational study was designed to examine the role of MDT in the interpretation of computerized tomography (CT) scans in oesophago-gastric malignancies. The MDT reporting of CT scans were compared with the 'pre-meeting' formal report of the scans. 'Pre-meeting' CT reports are provided by internal institutional or independent radiologist. The frequency and significance of any reporting variance is examined.Of the 34 patients discussed, 13 patients (38%) had variations to the formal radiological report. This led a modification of disease stage in seven patients (21%) and change in diagnosis in three patients (9%). This had a major impact in nine patients (26%) of which seven patients (24%) had modification in treatment as a result of imaging reinterpretation.This study provides preliminary quantative evidence of the utility and importance of the MDT process in the management of oesophago-gastric malignancies. This has potential significant implications for basing patient treatment on isolated reports outside of MDT and supports this process as a standard of care.en
dc.subject.otherclinical impact and significanceen
dc.subject.otherdiagnostic imagingen
dc.subject.othergastrointestinal neoplasmen
dc.subject.othermultidisciplinary meetingen
dc.titleReinterpretation of radiological findings in oesophago-gastric multidisciplinary meetings.en
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.journaltitleANZ Journal of Surgeryen
dc.identifier.affiliationDepartment of Upper GI Surgery, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australiaen
dc.type.austinJournal Articleen
item.fulltextNo Fulltext-
item.openairetypeJournal Article-
Appears in Collections:Journal articles
Show simple item record

Page view(s)

checked on Feb 5, 2023

Google ScholarTM


Items in AHRO are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.