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Evaluation of imaging techniques for the assessment of tumour progression in an orthotopic rat model of malignant pleural mesothelioma


Meerang, Mayura; Boss, Andreas; Kenkel, David; Broggini-Tenzer, Angela; Bérard, Karima; Lauk, Olivia; Arni, Stephan; Weder, Walter; Opitz, Isabelle (2015). Evaluation of imaging techniques for the assessment of tumour progression in an orthotopic rat model of malignant pleural mesothelioma. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 47(1):e34-41.

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OBJECTIVES An orthotopic rat tumour recurrence model for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) provides clinical similarity to patients and is useful for drug testing combined with surgical intervention. Importantly, a reliable imaging method is required allowing for noninvasive and repetitive evaluation of the tumour load. We compared the tumour load assessed by bioluminescence and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to the macroscopic tumour volume as a reference standard. METHODS A total of 500 000 syngeneic rat MPM cells transfected with luciferase were implanted underneath the parietal pleura of immunocompetent rats (n = 13). From the second day after implantation, bioluminescence measurements of the tumour load expressed as the maximum bioluminescent intensity (photon/second) were performed daily after intraperitoneal injection of the luciferase substrate, d-luciferin, to observe the first occurrence of tumour. Six days after the first detection of tumour, bioluminescence, MRI and macroscopic tumour volume measurement were conducted. For MRI, a 4.7-Tesla small animal imager equipped with a (1)H whole-body rat coil was employed using T2-weighted fast spin-echo sequences. Tumour burden (mm(3)) was quantified from magnetic resonance transverse images by two independent readers by manual segmentation. Finally, the tumour burden assessed by bioluminescence and MRI was correlated (Pearson's correlation) with the macroscopic measurement of tumour (ellipsoid) volume. RESULTS In all rats, a single tumour nodule was found at the inoculation site with a median macroscopic volume of 46 mm(3) (18-377 mm(3)). For tumour burden quantification of MRIs, we observed good interobserver correlation (R(2) = 0.81, P < 0.0001) as well as significant association with the macroscopic tumour volume (R(2) = 0.59, P = 0.002). However, the signal intensity of bioluminescence did not correspond to the macroscopic tumour volume (R(2) = 0.01, P = 0.76). CONCLUSIONS MRI is a reliable and reproducible noninvasive in vivo imaging method for MPM tumour burden assessment for the present MPM model.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES An orthotopic rat tumour recurrence model for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) provides clinical similarity to patients and is useful for drug testing combined with surgical intervention. Importantly, a reliable imaging method is required allowing for noninvasive and repetitive evaluation of the tumour load. We compared the tumour load assessed by bioluminescence and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to the macroscopic tumour volume as a reference standard. METHODS A total of 500 000 syngeneic rat MPM cells transfected with luciferase were implanted underneath the parietal pleura of immunocompetent rats (n = 13). From the second day after implantation, bioluminescence measurements of the tumour load expressed as the maximum bioluminescent intensity (photon/second) were performed daily after intraperitoneal injection of the luciferase substrate, d-luciferin, to observe the first occurrence of tumour. Six days after the first detection of tumour, bioluminescence, MRI and macroscopic tumour volume measurement were conducted. For MRI, a 4.7-Tesla small animal imager equipped with a (1)H whole-body rat coil was employed using T2-weighted fast spin-echo sequences. Tumour burden (mm(3)) was quantified from magnetic resonance transverse images by two independent readers by manual segmentation. Finally, the tumour burden assessed by bioluminescence and MRI was correlated (Pearson's correlation) with the macroscopic measurement of tumour (ellipsoid) volume. RESULTS In all rats, a single tumour nodule was found at the inoculation site with a median macroscopic volume of 46 mm(3) (18-377 mm(3)). For tumour burden quantification of MRIs, we observed good interobserver correlation (R(2) = 0.81, P < 0.0001) as well as significant association with the macroscopic tumour volume (R(2) = 0.59, P = 0.002). However, the signal intensity of bioluminescence did not correspond to the macroscopic tumour volume (R(2) = 0.01, P = 0.76). CONCLUSIONS MRI is a reliable and reproducible noninvasive in vivo imaging method for MPM tumour burden assessment for the present MPM model.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Radiation Oncology
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Thoracic Surgery
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:January 2015
Deposited On:04 Nov 2014 13:57
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 18:27
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN:1010-7940
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1093/ejcts/ezu393
PubMed ID:25344922

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