Distinguishing Between Suspicious and Nonsuspicious Adnexal Masses Combining Ultrasound, Computed Tomography, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging
In the diagnostic workup of the female patient presenting with pelvic pain, ultrasound of the pelvis is usually the initial imaging study performed. Pertinent positive and negative findings then dictate the course of the patient's management and treatment. Often, additional imaging studies are required, including computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. In this course, we will discuss imaging findings suggestive of non-neoplastic and neoplastic disease and will demonstrate the complementary use of these modalities in diagnosing pelvic infection, pelvic masses, and nongynecologic disease processes that mimic gynecologic pathology. Case studies will be presented, with appropriate diagnostic pathways outlined.