Imaging in gynecologic malignancies Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Medical Oncology
  • Neoplasms
  • Precision Medicine

abstract

  • Cross-sectional imaging is often a useful complement to clinical examination in patients with gynecologic malignancies. Patients with ovarian cancer will benefit less from the use of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI); however, extensive intraperitoneal disease may be evaluated and followed with either technology. Endometrial cancer is best approached by staging with contrast-enhanced MRI. The more advanced the disease is, the more information should be available from MRI imaging. By contrast, patients with cervical cancer are assessed best using noncontrast-enhanced MRI as far as imaging of the primary tumor is concerned. Extracervical extension is defined better with contrast enhancement and varied pulse sequences. Radiation changes and tumor response also can be assessed with MRI imaging as a complement to clinical examination.

publication date

  • January 1993

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/cncr.2820710431

PubMed ID

  • 8431900

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1648

end page

  • 51

volume

  • 71

number

  • 4 S