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Abstract #0831

MR Spectroscopy of Endometrial Cancer - Initial Results at 3T

Geoff Charles-Edwards1,2, Robert Johnstone1, Sarah Natas1, Audrey Jacques1

1Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom; 2King's College London, London, United Kingdom

Endometrial carcinoma is the most common gynaecological malignancy in Western countries. Conventional grading and staging by biopsy and imaging does not always correspond with the final histological grade determined post-hysterectomy. This results in some patients having less aggressive initial surgery, while others will have unnecessary extensive lymph node dissection. Consequently there is a need for additional information to improve preoperative assessment. This work describes some initial results from MR spectroscopy at 3T providing metabolic information about endometrial cancer that may aid in preoperative assessment of disease.