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Diagnosis and Staging of Pelvic Tumours: the Role of MR Imaging

Critical initial steps in cancer management are confirmation by histological diagnosis, and determination of tumour extent by staging. This fundamental information is central to all management decisions, and provides prognostic information. Accurate stratification of patients by tumour type and stage is also a prerequisite of cancer research, enabling valid comparison of outcomes between treatment groups.