Ultrasonography.  2015 Jul;34(3):173-182. 10.14366/usg.15003.

Ultrasonography of ovarian masses using a pattern recognition approach

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  • 1Department of Radiology, Research Institute of Medical Science, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. radsijung@kuh.ac.kr

Abstract

As a primary imaging modality, ultrasonography (US) can provide diagnostic information for evaluating ovarian masses. Using a pattern recognition approach through gray-scale transvaginal US, ovarian masses can be diagnosed with high specificity and sensitivity. Doppler US may allow ovarian masses to be diagnosed as benign or malignant with even greater confidence. In order to differentiate benign and malignant ovarian masses, it is necessary to categorize ovarian masses into unilocular cyst, unilocular solid cyst, multilocular cyst, multilocular solid cyst, and solid tumor, and then to detect typical US features that demonstrate malignancy based on pattern recognition approach.

Keyword

Ultrasonography; Ovary; Neoplasms
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