Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Pathological Female Pelvis: Assessment of 24 Patients with High-Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging

  • P. Demaerel
  • A. L. Baert
  • P. Ide
  • N. Obletter
  • G. Marchal
  • P. Van Hecke
  • J. Bonte
Conference paper
Part of the ESO Monographs book series (ESO MONOGRAPHS)


Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has proven to be a very promising method in evaluating the normal and pathological female pelvis [1–5]. The present study was undertaken to determine the importance of MRI in the evaluation of primary tumours in the genital tract with respect to location, size and extent of the tumour. A total of 24 patients were imaged and the tumour identified histologically, MRI is valuable because it can demonstrate tumour location and size without administering contrast medium and with multiplanar images. Enhancement of the intestine by oral administration of Gadolinium-diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid (Gd-DTPA) was demonstrated in one patient.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Demaerel
    • 1
  • A. L. Baert
    • 1
  • P. Ide
    • 2
  • N. Obletter
    • 4
  • G. Marchal
    • 1
  • P. Van Hecke
    • 1
  • J. Bonte
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversitaire ZiekenhuizenLeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologyUniversitaire ZiekenhuizenLeuvenBelgium
  3. 3.Department of Gynaecological OncologyUniversitaire ZiekenhuizenLeuvenBelgium
  4. 4.Abteilung Radiologie, Klinikum PassauLehrkrankenhaus der Technischen Universität MünchenPassauFederal Republic of Germany

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