Intravaginal gel for staging of female pelvic cancers-preliminary report of safety, distention, and gel-mucosal contrast during magnetic resonance examination

Phillip Young, Bruce Daniel, Graham Sommer, Bohyun Kim, Robert Herfkens

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Abstract

To more fully outline cervical and vaginal contours and distend the vagina, we have filled the vagina with sterile water-based gel before the magnetic resonance (MR) examination. The technique is similar to that used for defecating MR proctography and other MR examinations, but has not been well described for MR imaging of female pelvic cancer. We present our preliminary clinical experience, including a review of safety imaging characteristics and maintenance of the distention during the examination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)253-256
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of computer assisted tomography
Volume36
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2012

Keywords

  • MRI
  • cervical cancer
  • ultrasound gel
  • vagina

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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