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Radiology. 2019 Apr;291(1):5-13. doi: 10.1148/radiol.2019181949. Epub 2019 Feb 26.

Guidelines for Acquisition, Interpretation, and Reporting of Whole-Body MRI in Myeloma: Myeloma Response Assessment and Diagnosis System (MY-RADS).

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From the Department of Radiology, Royal Marsden Hospital and Institute of Cancer Research, Downs Rd, Sutton SM2 5PT, England (C.M., M.D.B., M.F.K.); Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Buffalo, NY (J.H.); Department of Radiology, German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany (S.D., H.P.S.); Department of Radiology, Cancer Center and Institute of Experimental and Clinical Research, Brussels, Belgium (F.E.L.); Department of Radiology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece (L.I.A.); The Royal Marsden Hospital, London, England (D.J.C.); Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark (N.A., J.T.A.); Vejle Hospital, Vejle, Denmark (B.Ø.); Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY (O.L.); and Paul Strickland Scanner Centre, Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood, England (A.P.).


Acknowledging the increasingly important role of whole-body MRI for directing patient care in myeloma, a multidisciplinary, international, and expert panel of radiologists, medical physicists, and hematologists with specific expertise in whole-body MRI in myeloma convened to discuss the technical performance standards, merits, and limitations of currently available imaging methods. Following guidance from the International Myeloma Working Group and the National Institute for Clinical Excellence in the United Kingdom, the Myeloma Response Assessment and Diagnosis System (or MY-RADS) imaging recommendations are designed to promote standardization and diminish variations in the acquisition, interpretation, and reporting of whole-body MRI in myeloma and allow response assessment. This consensus proposes a core clinical protocol for whole-body MRI and an extended protocol for advanced assessments. Published under a CC BY 4.0 license. Online supplemental material is available for this article.

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