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How are ovarian tumors diagnosed?

Dr. David A. Fishman, MD
Gynecologic Oncologist

At present, sonography is the most effective method for diagnosing ovarian tumors. However, despite rapid technological advances in sonography, the ability to differentiate benign from malignant lesions is severely limited, especially for the detection of early-stage epithelial ovarian cancer. During the last decade, three-dimensional transvaginal gray-scale volume imaging (3D TVS) and three-dimensional transvaginal power Doppler imaging (PD3D TVS) have improved upon the diagnostic accuracy of two-dimensional transvaginal gray-scale imaging (2D TVS). This newer technology can better differentiate benign and malignant tissue.

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