Advances in sonographic detection of ovarian cancer: depiction of tumor neovascularity with microbubbles.

Fleischer AC, Lyshchik A, Andreotti RF, Hwang M, Jones HW, Fishman DA
AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2010 194 (2): 343-8

PMID: 20093594 · DOI:10.2214/AJR.09.3446

OBJECTIVE - The purpose of this article is to discuss and illustrate the use of contrast-enhanced transvaginal sonography for the early detection of ovarian cancer and suggest how this technique may best be used to distinguish benign from malignant ovarian masses.

CONCLUSION - Microbubble-enhanced transvaginal sonography can enhance the evaluation of ovarian masses by early detection of tumor microvascularity.

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Contrast Media Female Fluorocarbons Humans Imaging, Three-Dimensional Neovascularization, Pathologic Ovarian Neoplasms Phospholipids Sensitivity and Specificity Sulfur Hexafluoride Ultrasonography, Doppler

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