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IMAGING IN ONCOLOGY: RECENT ADVANCES Table of Contents   
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 137-147
Imaging in endometrial carcinoma


1 Department of Diagnostic Radiology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, The University of Texas, Houston, Texas, USA
2 Department of Diagnostic Radiology, UC Irvine Health, Irvine, California, USA

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Dr. Silvana C Faria
1400 Pressler St. Unit 1473, Houston - 77030, Texas
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-3026.155857

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Endometrial carcinoma (EC) is the most common gynecologic malignancy in the United States. Prognosis depends on patient age, histological grade, depth of myometrial invasion and/or cervical invasion, and the presence of lymph node metastases. Although EC is staged surgically according to the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) system, preoperative imaging can assist in optimal treatment planning. Several imaging techniques such as transvaginal ultrasonography (TVUS), computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have been used as diagnostic tools for preoperative staging of EC. Recently, positron emission tomography (PET), PET/CT, and PET/MRI have also been used in staging these patients. In this article, we review the value of imaging in diagnosis, staging, treatment planning, and detection of recurrent disease in patients with EC.


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