ISMRM 25th Annual Meeting & Exhibition 22-27 April 2017 Honolulu, HI, USA

Sunrise Educational Session: Cases with the Aces: Female Pelvis
Sunrise Session

ORGANIZERS: Kathryn Fowler, M.D., Kartik Jhaveri, M.D., F.R.C.P.C., Lorenzo Mannelli, M.D., Ph.D. & Edwin J.R. van Beek, M.D., Ph.D., M.Ed., FRCR

Thursday, 27 April 2017
Room 320  07:00 - 07:50 Moderators: Gabriele Masselli, Iva Petkovska

Skill Level: Basic

Slack Channel: #e_body
Session Number: STh08

This course discusses MRI characterization of diseases of the female pelvis. A comprehensive review of the clinical challenges and implications of assessing these disease will be presented. This course will focus on the value of MRI over other imaging modalities in characterizing benign and malignant diseases of the uterus and ovaries. The course will address cost-effective strategies for follow up of female pelvis diseases with MRI to avoid ionizing radiation exposure.

Target Audience
This course is aimed at radiologists, imaging scientists and MR technologists who wish to learn about uterine and ovarian diseases and the use of MRI for evaluation of these diseases.

Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

-Demonstrate the utility of MRI in the characterization and follow up of uterine and ovarian diseases; and
-Illustrate the use of MRI to evaluate ovarian and uterine diseases.

Benign Diseases of the Uterus & Ovaries - permission withheld
Akiko Takahata
MR examination plays important roles in gynecology because of its high tissue contrast. It can be considered appropriate to investigate benign diseases of the uterus and ovaries as it has no radiation exposure, nor pain. The field of view is wide enough to cover the whole pelvis. Qualitative diagnosis is mostly required for the treatment of uterine mesenchymal lesions or ovarian mass lesions using MRI, because biopsy is not usually performed for these lesions. I will address on some common benign diseases of the uterus and ovaries, as well as generally accepted treatments of these lesions, including less invasive surgery. 

Malignant Diseases of the Uterus & Ovaries
Seung Hyup Kim
MRI became more powerful in evaluation of gynecological diseases with popular use of functional sequences such as dynamic contrast enhancement (DCE) and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) in addition to fundamental T2-weighted imaging (T2WI). DCE and DWI became integral parts of gynecologic MRI that provide useful additional information in key elements of MRI evaluation of malignant diseases of the uterus and ovaries. This talk will include MRI features in evaluation of depth of myometrial invasion in endometrial carcinoma, parametrial invasion in uterine cervical carcinoma, and differentiation between benign and borderline malignancy in ovarian tumors. 


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