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Abstract #0101

Ex vivo MRI evaluation of vulvar cancer to predict resection margins in fresh wide local excision specimens: a pilot study

Jan Heidkamp1, Petra Zusterzeel2, Andor Veltien1, Arie Maat3, Ilse Van Engen-Van Grunsven3, and Jurgen Fütterer1

1Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Radboud university medical center, Nijmegen, Netherlands, 2Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Radboud university medical center, Nijmegen, Netherlands, 3Pathology, Radboud university medical center, Nijmegen, Netherlands

Currently there’s no accurate and topical peroperative information available on the margin status of wide local resection specimens containing vulvar cancer. In this pilot study we performed a qualitative image evaluation of ex vivo 7T MR images acquired of fresh specimens of the vulva containing vulvar cancer using different MRI sequences. High resolution T2 weighted images obtained the highest score for image quality, visibility of the tumor, and visibility of the transition between the epidermis and the resection surface.

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