Grading and Characterization of Soft Tissue Tumors

  • A. M. De Schepper

Abstract

Characterization consists of both grading and tissue-specific diagnosis. While tissue-specific diagnosis implies pathological typing, grading implies a differentiation between benign and malignant tumors and definition of malignancy grades. Although pathology will always remain the gold standard in the diagnosis of soft tissue tumors [27], prediction of a specific histological diagnosis remains one of the ultimate goals of each new imaging technique. Moreover, decisions regarding biopsy and treatment could be simplified if a specific diagnosis or a limited differential diagnosis could be provided on the basis of imaging [1, 31].

Keywords

Sarcoma Osteosarcoma Gadolinium Amyloidosis Hemangioma 

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