Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Ovarian Masses


Comparative assessment of the ultrasonography (USG) and computed tomography (CT) in the evaluation of suspicious ovarian masses

Dr. Yashaswi Sharma, Dr. Anchal Sharma, Dr. Nikhil Arora, Dr. Ashna Agarwal, Dr. Aditya Kaul, Dr. Naresh Tripathi

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 1, Pages 1108-1112

Aim: To compare modalities like ultrasonography (USG) and computed tomography (CT) in
the evaluation of suspicious ovarian masses.
Methodology: This prospective comparative study was carried out in the Department of
Radiology, Maharishi Markandeshwar Medical College and Hospital, Kumarhatti, Solan,
Himachal Pradesh for a period of 12 months. Total 50 women were included in this
prospective study. All patients underwent abdominal Ultrasonography and CT scan with
determination of the ovarian mass characteristics. Detailed history of allergy and renal
function tests were taken before doing CT scan and if there was history of allergy then nonionic
contrast was used. Site, size, papillary projections, wall characteristics, capsular
infiltrations, the presence of solid areas inside the mass and presence of as cites were
recorded both by US and CT scan.
Results: Out of 50 patients, majority of patients belonged to 40-50 years of age group (19,
38%) followed by 30-40 years of age group (10, 20%). 8 patients (16%) belonged to 20-30
years age group, 7 (14%) belonged to 50-60 years, 60 years of age group included 3
patients each. There are total 29 cases of Pre-menopausal stage and 21 cases of Postmenopausal
stage having ovarian cyst. Out of 29 cases of Pre-menopausal conditions have 7
number of malignant and 22 number of benign type of ovarian masses. In the Postmenopausal
group there are 17 cases of malignant and 4 cases of benign ovarian mass was observed.
Overall, CT was found to have 96% sensitivity, 92% specificity, and an accuracy of 92% in
the differentiation of benign and malignant ovarian masses, while PPV and NPV were 94%
and 90%, respectively. The sensitivity of USG was 90%, specificity was 86% and PPV and
NPV were 88% and 86% respectively.
Conclusion: CT and USG imaging all have approximately similar accuracy in staging
ovarian carcinoma but the sensitivity of CT scan for all ovarian cancer detection greater than
that of US. Among women with ovarian disorders, CT can be primarily in patients with
ovarian malignancies, either to assess disease extent prior to surgery or as a substitute for
second look laparotomy.

Gynecologic Imaging Reporting and Data System (GI-RADS) for revealing OvarianMasses based on Ultrasonography

Rana Ibrahim Ali Hassan, Ahmed Sabry Ahmed Ragheb, Ahmed Mohammed AlaaEldeen,Mohamed Ibrahim Amin

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2021, Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 17-38

The adnexal masses represent a variety of diseases, ranging from normal luteal cysts
to ovarian cancer, from gynecological or non-gynecological origins. Transvaginal sonography
(TVS) has turned into the first step imaging method for describing adnexal masses. Transvaginal
ultrasonography is the initial method for detection of adnexal masses, it can visualize the deeper
structures and even note the fine details of the organs like fallopian tube and ovary, also
distinguish between benign and malignant lesions. Gynecologic Imaging Reporting and Data
System (GI-RADS): is a new system based on BI-RADS for reporting findings in adnexal masses
identified by TVS. Thick papillary projections, thick septa, solid areas with/without ascites,
defined according to the International Ovarian Tumor Analysis criteria and vascularization within
solid areas, papillary projections or central area of a solid tumor on Color or Power Doppler
assessment are suggestive signs of malignancy.