Pancreas Box

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This project was funded by: UW Cancer Center Pilot

The term of this project was: May 2020 to January 2021

The number of subjects scanned during this project was: 32

Resection margin status is one of the most important prognosticators of survival in pancreas cancer. Pancreas cancer surgery has inherently high morbidity and positive resection margins are associated with decreased survival. Current imaging modalities lack the spatial and contrast resolution necessary to define tumor boundaries precisely.
Direct radiologic-pathologic correlation of pancreas cancer margins is urgently needed to improve imaging based staging. We will employ an advanced radiological-histological co-localization device (RHCD) in which multi- parametric, high-resolution and motion-free 3D MR images of pancreas resection specimens are co-localized with histological evaluation.