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Abstract #0084

Staging of Ovarian Cancer with Continuously Moving Table MR Acquisitions: A Comparison to Computed Tomography

Ute Ariane Ludwig1, Gregor Pache2, Tobias Baumann2, Jrgen Hennig1, Oliver Schfer2

1Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Medical Physics, University Hospital Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany; 2Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University Hospital Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

Ovarian cancer is one of the most frequently occurring cancer diseases amongst women. Currently, whole body staging of ovarian cancer is performed with Computed Tomography (CT), but small peritoneal nodules are hardly detectable using this imaging modality. In this study a MRI protocol including high resolution pelvic and Sliding Multi Slice (SMS) imaging with continuously moving table was investigated for whole body staging of ovarian cancer and images were compared to CT. It could be demonstrated that MRI was superior to CT for staging of local tumor extent and showed excellent detection of peritoneal or metastatic spread from ovarian cancer.