Three-dimensional ultrasonographic and power Doppler characterization of ovarian lesions
Article first published online: 23 DEC 2002
Copyright © 2000 International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Volume 16, Issue 4, pages 365–371, 1 September 2000
How to Cite
Kurjak, A., Kupesic, S., Sparac, V. and Kosuta, D. (2000), Three-dimensional ultrasonographic and power Doppler characterization of ovarian lesions. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol, 16: 365–371. doi: 10.1046/j.1469-0705.2000.00185.x
- Issue published online: 23 DEC 2002
- Article first published online: 23 DEC 2002
- Manuscript Accepted: 7 MAR 2000
- Manuscript Revised: 27 JAN 2000
- Manuscript Received: 1 NOV 1999
- Cited By
- Ovarian malignancy;
- Three-dimensional ultrasound;
- Three-dimensional power Doppler;
- Transvaginal color Doppler;
- Transvaginal ultrasound
To determine whether three-dimensional ultrasound (3D US) and 3D power Doppler can improve the ability to differentiate benign from malignant ovarian lesions.
Transvaginal ultrasound, transvaginal color Doppler, 3D US and 3D power Doppler were performed on 90 patients with ovarian lesions during the week prior to surgery. Four independent sonographers were blinded to the results of other ultrasound studies.
Color Doppler studies added to transvaginal gray-scale characterization of ovarian lesions resulted in sensitivity of 88.89% and specificity of 97.53% in diagnosing ovarian malignancy. Qualitative analysis of tumor vascularity by 3D power Doppler added to morphological features obtained by 3D US is clinical pertinent and reached sensitivity and specificity of 100 and 98.76%, respectively.
Three-dimensional ultrasound and power Doppler can enhance and facilitate the morphologic and functional evaluation of both benign and malignant ovarian lesions. Introduction of the 3D quantitative technique for measurements of blood flow and vascularization may increase clinical relevance of these studies. Copyright © 2000 International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology