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MR Imaging of Residual and Recurrent Tumour Before Pelvic Clearance Surgery

THE ROLE OF MRI IN TUMOUR RECURRENCE AND PELVIC CLEARANCE

MRI has a role in the identification of recurrent carcinomas of the cervix, vagina and vulva as well as the bladder and ano-rectum. In patients who have undergone radical prostatectomy and who then develop a rising prostate specific antigen, MRI may be used

to identify tumour recurrence in the surgical bed. For ovarian cancers, CT is often more appropriate for the identification of abdomino-pelvic tumour recurrence.