The Complementary Role of Ultrasound and Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Evaluation of Endometriosis: A Review

Elizabeth V. Craig*, Leann M. Shannon, Rochelle F. Andreotti

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

1 Scopus citations

Abstract

Endometriosis is a common problem affecting millions of reproductive age women worldwide. It is frequently associated with pain, and it is the number one cause of infertility in women over the age of 25. As a radiologist, one must be familiar with the various presentations of endometriosis to accurately diagnose and help triage patients. Although ultrasound remains the mainstay of diagnosis, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is frequently used in a complementary fashion as a problem-solving tool. This article will expand upon the complementary role of MRI and highlight clinical scenarios where MRI can provide additional information that could not be obtained in the patient's initial ultrasound.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-132
Number of pages10
JournalUltrasound Quarterly
Volume36
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020

Keywords

  • MRI
  • deep infiltrating endometriosis
  • transvaginal ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'The Complementary Role of Ultrasound and Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Evaluation of Endometriosis: A Review'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this