Imaging modalities in ovarian cancer: role in patient managment

Imaging modalities in ovarian cancer: role in patient managment

Solopova A.E.1, Dadak C.2, Makatsaria A.D.3, Kolesnikova O.G.3, Sukhih G.T.1

P urpose. To analyze the data available in the modern scientific medical literature on contem-porary aspects of the diagnosis, staging and differential treatment tactics in patients with epithelial ovarian cancer. Materials and methods. Research method used in this article is the systematic analysis of the medical literature, including Pubmed and Results. This article attempts to summarize the worldwide experience of modern med-icine in management of epithelial ovarian cancer. The current version of the ovarian cancer classification is described. The possibilities of imaging techniques and their place in the stag-ing are determined. The accurate criteria for tumor resectability assessment and the main treatment tactics are given in details. The possibilities of imaging methods in treatment con-trol and monitoring treatment response are provided. The leading imaging modalities for re-current disease evaluation are delineated.
1 - V.I. Kulakov Research Center for Obstetrics, Gy-necology and Perinatology Ministry of Health of Rus-sian Federation. Moscow, Russia. 2 - Medical University of Vienna. Vienna, Austria. 3 - I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of Russian Federa-tion. Moscow, Russia

Conclusion. Ovarian cancer is a serious diagnostic challenge in terms of differential diagnosis, staging and selection of optimal treatment strategy. Proper use of visualization modalities allows better management of primary and recurrent ovarian cancer. Moreover, it is necessary to conduct further investigations aimed at developing well-defined diagnostic pro-tocols in monitoring during treatment in order to obtain response evaluation with minimal time delay.

Keywords: ovarian cancer, imaging modalities, staging, MRI, optimal cytoreduction, resectability as-sessment, treatment control.


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For citation: Solopova A.E., Dadak C., Makatsaria A.D., Kolesnikova O.G., Sukhih G.T. Imaging modalities in ovarian cancer: role in patients management. REJR 2018; 8(3):30-47. DOI:10.21569/2222-7415-2018-8-3-30-47.

Received: 29.06.18 Accepted: 13.07.18