Diffusion-weighted MR imaging’s Place in Preoperative Endometrial Cancer Assessment

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Anand Guddur


The aim of the study is to investigate the Diffusion-weighted MR imaging’s Place in Preoperative Endometrial Cancer Assessment. Selected patients were first explained about Magnetic Resonance procedure. Detailed clinical history was taken. Previous medical records and informed written consent was obtained. Then patients were screened for metallic objects and positioned. Our study confirms that MRI is a potent tool for the preoperative evaluation of endometrial cancer, notably for the measurement of the depth of myometrial invasion, one of the most significant predictive markers associated to endometrial cancer.

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Guddur, A. . (2023). Diffusion-weighted MR imaging’s Place in Preoperative Endometrial Cancer Assessment. Journal of Coastal Life Medicine, 11(1), 2883–2888. Retrieved from https://www.jclmm.com/index.php/journal/article/view/771


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