ROMA is currently a very useful diagnostic tool for the preoperative stratification of patients with a pelvic mass, revealing a very good sensitivity and specificity. Further studies are needed, however, in a large assembly of patients and with assays from numerous manufacturers to determine the optimal cutoff points for the algorithm. ROMA performs better than CA125 and HE4 in type II and advanced cancers.
The impact factor of journal provides quantitative assessment tool for grading, evaluating, sorting and comparing journals of similar kind. It reflects the average number of citations to recent articles published in science and social science journals in a particular year or period, and is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. It is first devised by Eugene Garfield, the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information. The impact factor of a journal is evaluated by dividing the number of current year citations to the source items published in that journal during the previous two years.
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