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Screening for Ovarian Cancer by Different Modes of Transvaginal Sonography

Matija Prka, Asim Kurjak

Keywords : 3D power Doppler, Early detection, Malignant ovarian masses, Screening

Citation Information : Prka M, Kurjak A. Screening for Ovarian Cancer by Different Modes of Transvaginal Sonography. Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2018; 12 (3):186-196.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10009-1570

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2009

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).


Studies indicate that 3D power Doppler imaging can improve the ability to differentiate benign from malignant ovarian masses, increasing significantly specificity and positive predictive value (PPV) in ovarian cancer detection. Therefore, the problem of low PPV in ultrasound-only strategies may be solved by introducing new 3D ultrasound technologies, used together in a secondary screening procedure. The possible role of 3D ultrasound and 3D power Doppler imaging in the early and accurate detection of ovarian cancer is under evaluation through Zagreb Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial.

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