PGI Multi-Disciplinary Team of Doctors propose a new risk stratification system for gallbladder cancer
A team of researchers from PGIMER, Chandigarh, including faculty from the departments of Radiodiagnosis, Medical and Surgical Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Medical Oncology, Histopathology, and Cytology have proposed a novel risk stratification system for gallbladder diseases.
It is an international consensus on the gallbladder reporting and data system (GB-RADS) for evaluation of gallbladder wall thickening on ultrasound. This work comprised experts from India and across the globe including the world’s most famous institutions like MD Anderson Cancer Center and Harvard Medical School, USAwhich makes this work extremely prestigious stated Prof. M.S.Sandhu,Head, Department of Radiodiagnosis, PGI, Chandigarh.
This pioneering work was led by Dr.Pankaj Gupta who is an associate professor in the department of Radiodiagnosis at PGIMER, Chandigarh. GB-RADS is expected to fill an important knowledge gap in the evaluation of gallbladder diseases. GBRADS will aid the radiologists in objective evaluation of gallbladder wall thickening and assign a probability of gallbladder cancer on ultrasound, based on which further tests including CT scan and MRI can be performed. This will improve the ultrasound detection of gallbladder cancers in the setting of gallbladder wall thickening.
Pertinent to note that earlier imaging-based risk stratification systems were in place for breast, liver, prostate, thyroid, and gynaecological cancers.Development of this new model for gallbladder cancer was very much needed as this cancer has a high prevalence in developing countries especially in North India, said Prof. MS Sandhu, Head, Department of Radiodiagnosis at PGIMER, Chandigarh.