Three-dimensional Power Doppler Ultrasonography for Discriminating Benign from Malignant Ovarian Tumors: Current Experience
Juan Luis Alcázar
Adnexal masses,Power Doppler ultrasound and Threedimensional ultrasound
Citation Information :
Alcázar JL. Three-dimensional Power Doppler Ultrasonography for Discriminating Benign from Malignant Ovarian Tumors: Current Experience. Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2008; 2 (2):17-26.
The differential diagnosis of adnexal masses still constitutes a major clinical challenge. B-mode ultrasonography is the most used imaging technique and it is the base for this differential diagnosis with acceptable results in terms of sensitivity but a relatively high false positive rate for predicting ovarian cancer. The role of pulsed Doppler remains controversial and seems to be not reproducible in clinical practice. In the last years, a new technology such as 3D ultrasound—both morphology and 3D Angio power Doppler—has become available for discriminating between benign and malignant ovarian tumors. In this article I aim to review critically recent literature of this topic.
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