The Emerging Role of PET/MR Imaging in Gynecologic Cancers

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Abstract

This article summarizes recent advances in PET/MR imaging in gynecologic cancers and the emerging clinical value of PET/MR imaging in the management of the 3 most common gynecologic malignancies: cervical, endometrial, and ovarian cancers. PET/MR imaging offers superior soft tissue contrast, improved assessment of primary tumor involvement because of high-resolution multiplanar reformats, and functional MR techniques such as diffusion-weighted MR imaging and dynamic contrast-enhanced MR imaging. This article discusses the challenges, future directions, and technical advances of PET/MR imaging, and the emerging new multimodality, multiparametric imaging techniques for integrating morphologic, functional, and molecular imaging data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)425-440
Number of pages16
JournalPET Clinics
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016

Keywords

  • Gynecologic malignancies
  • Ovarian epithelial cancer
  • PET/MR imaging
  • Uterine cervical cancer
  • Uterine endometrial cancer

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