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Magnetic resonance and diffusion-weighted imaging in categorization of uterine sarcomas: correlation with pathological findings

      Abstract

      Objectives

      We investigated the utility of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) in the categorization of uterine sarcoma (US) and compared them with pathological findings.

      Methods

      The baseline and MRI characteristics were recorded and compared across the subtypes of USs.

      Results

      There were no differences in the conventional or DWI signals among the four subtypes of US, except in the heterogeneity of T2-weighted imaging. A difference in the mean apparent diffusion coefficient value for USs and uterine fibroids differed significantly (P=.019).

      Conclusions

      MRI characteristics showed no specific differences between any subtypes of US.

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