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The Role of Imaging in the Evaluation of Adnexal Masses

[ Vol. 15 , Issue. 1 ]

Author(s):

Christopher J. Cole*, Kirk S. Russell and Jasmine J. Han   Pages 12 - 22 ( 11 )

Abstract:


Background: Imaging plays a major role in the detection, diagnosis, and ultimate treatment strategies of adnexal masses. As high as 10% of women in the United States undergo surgical evaluation for a suspected adnexal neoplasm.

Objective: To understand the advantages and disadvantages of each imaging modality used in the evaluation of adnexal masses.

Results: Ultrasound is frequently the imaging modality of choice for initial characterization. Computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and positron emission tomography – computed tomography are frequently employed if malignancy is suspected to assess for metastasis.

Conclusion: A basic understanding of adnexal imaging modalities will be of benefit to care providers and, in turn, be of benefit to patients.

Keywords:

Adnexal mass, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, malignancy, ovarian cancer, ovarian cysts, ultrasound.

Affiliation:

Womack Army Medical Center, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fort Bragg, NC, Womack Army Medical Center, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fort Bragg, NC, Womack Army Medical Center, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fort Bragg, NC

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