Current Issues of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

Principles for magnetic resonance examination in case of the cervical cancer

Current Issues in Pharmacy and Medical Sciences Vol. 26, No. 4, Pages 414-417

Agnieszka Mocarska1, Elżbieta Starosławska1, Iwonna Żelazowska-Cieślińska1, Tomasz Kubiatowski1,
Agnieszka Kolak1, Paweł Cisek1, Franciszek Burdan1,2

St. John’s Cancer Center; Lublin, Poland
Department of Anatomy, Medical University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland


DOI: 10.12923/j.2084-980X/26.4/a.14

Abstract

Magnetic resonance (MR) is the optimal, non-invasive method that allows for precise determination of the degree of cervical cancer progression. It also facilitates the evaluation of tumor volume and structure as well as infiltration of adjacent tissue/organs and enlargement of lymph nodes. Proper qualification and appropriate preparation of patients for the examination is a necessary condition for securing patient’s safety and obtaining good quality images. Presently, MR of the lesser pelvis should be performed for most women before any treatment will be initiated. However, an absolute contraindication for the examination is the presence of a pacemaker, cochlear implant, metallic foreign object in the eye ball, metallic surgical clips and lack of verbal contact with the patient, especially deafness. Relative contraindications are pregnancy, especially in the first trimester, claustrophobia, metal foreign objects in soft tissues, metal orthopedic implants, prosthetic heart valve, dental implants, monitoring devices, dosing devices (e.g. insulin pump), permanent make-up or tattoo.

 

Keywords

cervical cancer, diagnostics, progression, magnetic resonance, contraindications, lymph nodes

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