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BioMed Research International
Volume 2015, Article ID 785206, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/785206
Review Article

Added Value of Assessing Adnexal Masses with Advanced MRI Techniques

1INSERM, UMR970, Team 2, Angiogenesis Imaging, 75005 Paris, France
2AP-HP, Hôpital Tenon, Department of Radiology, 58 avenue Gambetta, 75020 Paris, France
3Sorbonne University, UPMC Univ Paris 06, IUC, 75005 Paris, France
4Imperial College London, ICTEM Building, Room 136, 1st Floor, Du Cane Road, London W12 0NN, UK
5AP-HP, Hôpital Tenon, Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, 4 rue de la Chine, 75020 Paris, France

Received 10 August 2014; Revised 23 November 2014; Accepted 7 December 2014

Academic Editor: Zhengchao Dong

Copyright © 2015 I. Thomassin-Naggara et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

This review will present the added value of perfusion and diffusion MR sequences to characterize adnexal masses. These two functional MR techniques are readily available in routine clinical practice. We will describe the acquisition parameters and a method of analysis to optimize their added value compared with conventional images. We will then propose a model of interpretation that combines the anatomical and morphological information from conventional MRI sequences with the functional information provided by perfusion and diffusion weighted sequences.