Myometrial invasion in endometrial cancer: diagnostic performance of diffusion-weighted MR imaging at 1.5-T

Gilda Rechichi, Stefania Galimberti, Mauro Signorelli, Patrizia Perego, Maria Grazia Valsecchi, Sandro Sironi

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Objective: To determine the diagnostic accuracy of diffusionweighted (DW) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in the preoperative assessment of myometrial invasion by endometrial cancer. Materials and methods: In this prospective study, 47 patients with histologically confirmed endometrial cancer underwent preoperative MR imaging and total hysterectomy. The MR protocol included spin-echo multishot T2- weighted, dynamic T1-weighted and DW images acquired with b-values of 0 and 500 s/mm2. Myometrial tumour spread was classified as superficial (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)754-762
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean Radiology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010



  • Diffusion-weighted imaging
  • Endometrial carcinoma
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Staging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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