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Abstract #4126

Multiparametric Approach to Diagnose Ovarian Lesions Preoperatively: Combination of ADC and MRS

Peter Stanwell1, Jonathan Carter2, Peter Russell3, Carolyn Mountford4

1Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia; 2Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney Gynaecological Oncology Group, Camperdown, NSW, Australia; 3Sydney Gynaecological Oncology Group, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, NSW, Australia; 4Centre for MR in Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia

Single voxel spectroscopy (SVS) and apparent diffusion coefficients (ADC) were measured in 10 patients with clinical suspicion of ovarian cancer. Results from SVS and ADC were compared with histopathology obtained following surgery. Both techniques produced statistically significant differences for distinguishing between benign and malignant ovarian neoplasms. Further studies with larger patient numbers are now needed to validate this approach.