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Nuclear Medicine Communications:
doi: 10.1097/MNM.0000000000000091
Review Article

Management of epithelial ovarian cancer from diagnosis to restaging: an overview of the role of imaging techniques with particular regard to the contribution of 18F-FDG PET/CT

Musto, Alessandraa,*; Grassetto, Gaiab,*; Marzola, Maria Cristinab; Rampin, Luciab; Chondrogiannis, Sotiriosb; Maffione, Anna Margheritab; Colletti, Patrick M.c; Perkins, Alan C.d,e; Fagioli, Giorgioa; Rubello, Domenicob

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Epithelial ovarian carcinoma is a major form of cancer affecting women in the western world. The silent nature of this disease results in late presentation at an advanced stage in many patients. It is therefore important to assess the role of imaging techniques in the management of these patients. This article presents a review of the literature on the role of 18F-FDG-PET/CT in the different stages of management of epithelial ovarian cancer. Moreover, a comparison with other imaging techniques has been made and the relationship between 18F-PET/CT and the assay of serum CA-125 levels has been discussed.

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