MRI (Including Spectroscopy and Fat-Saturations and Diffusion-Weighted Imaging) in Cervical Cancer

2014-08-27 03:16:15 | BioPortfolio


To detect differences in MR spectroscopy, diffusion weighted MR, or dynamic contrast enhancement (DCE) MR imaging between primary cervical tumors and normal cervical tissue.


At our institution, all patients receiving external beam and/or brachytherapy as part of the treatment of primary cervical cancer receive CT, PET, and MRI simulation scans as standard of care. Brachytherapy patients also receive weekly T1/T2 weighted MR simulation scans as part of their treatment planning.

We propose the use of additional MR sequences to the standard T1/T2 weighted MR simulation scans. The data obtained from these additional sequences will be used for improving tumor delineation and obtaining prognostic information.

Study Design

Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Diagnostic


Uterine Cervical Neoplasms


MR spectroscopy and (DCE) MR imaging


Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis
United States




Washington University School of Medicine

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:16:15-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Tumors or cancer of the UTERINE CERVIX.

A cytological test finding often from PAP SMEARS that shows abnormal lesions of SQUAMOUS EPITHELIAL CELLS of the CERVIX. It is a diagnostic criterion used in the Bethesda System for UTERINE CERVICAL NEOPLASMS and represents the PAP TEST result that is abnormal. Although squamous intraepithelial lesions test result does not mean UTERINE CERVICAL NEOPLASMS it requires follow-ups (e.g., HPV DNA TESTS; and COLPOSCOPY).

Incompetent UTERINE CERVIX is usually diagnosed in the second trimester of PREGNANCY. It is characterized by passive painless cervical dilation in the absence of UTERINE CONTRACTION; BLEEDING; INFECTION; and sometimes with the amniotic sac (AMNIOTIC MEMBRANE) bulging through the partially dilated cervix. Left untreated, this condition may lead to premature pregnancy loss, such as HABITUAL ABORTION.

Abnormal development of immature squamous EPITHELIAL CELLS of the UTERINE CERVIX, a term used to describe premalignant cytological changes in the cervical EPITHELIUM. These atypical cells do not penetrate the epithelial BASEMENT MEMBRANE.

A parameter usually used in PRENATAL ULTRASONOGRAPHY to measure the length of the uterine neck (CERVIX UTERI). Cervical length or its shortening is used to identify and prevent early cervical opening and PRETERM BIRTH.

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