Imaging in gynaecological oncology follow-up

  • Bruce Richard Howard University of Cape Town
  • R P Soeters University of Cape Town

Abstract

The early detection of a gynaecological cancer recurrence is important in order to institute early treatment. Numerous imaging techniques have been used to follow up patients after treatment of gynaecological malignancies. These include plain X-rays, ultrasound, CT scan, MRI scan and PET or PET/CT scans. This review article will attempt to analyse the clinical value of these different modalities taking into account sensitivity, specificity, availability and cost factors.

Author Biographies

Bruce Richard Howard, University of Cape Town
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Gynaecology Oncology Unit University of Cape Town/Groote Schuur and Vincent Pallotti Hospitals
R P Soeters, University of Cape Town
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Gynaecology Oncology Unit University of Cape Town/Groote Schuur and Vincent Pallotti Hospitals
Published
2010-10-06
Section
Review Articles