Gestational Trophoblastic Disease

Alampady K.P. Shanbhogue, Neeraj Lalwani, Christine O. Menias

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Imaging plays a crucial role in diagnosis and management of gestational trophoblastic disease. Ultrasonography is the initial investigation of choice for the diagnosis. Pelvic magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is used as a problem-solving tool for assessment of degree of local invasion. Chest radiography is the recommended initial radiographic staging modality, and chest computed tomography is performed if the radiograph is negative. 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography has been shown to be useful in assessing the active or viable sites of metastases, thereby determining the need for tumor resectability in chemoresistant disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1023-1034
Number of pages12
JournalRadiologic Clinics of North America
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2013


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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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