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Tissue Block Ultrasound and Ovarian Cancer— A Pictorial Presentation of Findings

Michael Crade

Keywords : Ovarian cancer,ovarian vascularity,3D ovarian imaging,tissue block ultrasound,benign vs malignant ovarian mass,Doppler of ovarian masses

Citation Information : Crade M. Tissue Block Ultrasound and Ovarian Cancer— A Pictorial Presentation of Findings. Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2009; 3 (1):41-47.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10009-1007

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-03-2009

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2009; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Malignancy has classically been described, as having vessels “seemingly deployed without purpose.” In other words, vascularity that does not have tree like in branching with orderly distal tapering is abnormal. 3D imaging can create a virtual cast of vessels, to be “cut into” and “manipulated” on a computer monitor. This can be thought of as a most valuable “Tissue Block” of data, unlike any other imaging test, and I believe, holds the key to a more accurate diagnosis of ovarian cancer.

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