Original article| Volume 13, ISSUE 2, P114-116, June 1989

Staging of cervical carcinoma: Accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography

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      A orospective study was undertaken to assess the ability of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to stage cervical carcinoma. Compared to computed tomography (CT), MRI showed a high degree of accuracy in correctly demonstrating involvement of the vagina, parametria and sidewalls, bladder, and lymph nodes but tended to overestimate disease in all of the categories studied. Large-scale studies comparing the two modalities are necessary because the most accurate staging of cervical carcinoma is crucial for selecting the best treatment protocols.


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