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can endometrial cancer be detected on a sonogram or mri?

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Dr. Arnold Friedman
45 years experience Radiology
Yes: Many times however endometrial biopsy or sonohysterography are necessary, .
Answered on Mar 13, 2013
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Ultrasound.: Transvaginal ultrasound to evaluate the endometrial thickness in women with postmenopausal bleeding is increasingly used to detect endometrial cancer. Hysteroscopy can be used to directly visualize the uterine cavity, including tumors, and makes possible cell samples with minimal damage to the endometrium.
Answered on Apr 20, 2012
Dr. William Nyman
37 years experience Radiology
Yes, both: Pelvic ultrasound is by far the most common way to evaluate the endometrium. Mri can also evaluate the endometrium but is a much more involved and expensive test.
Answered on Dec 24, 2014
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Dr. John Geisler
26 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Endometrial cancer: Endometrial cancer can be suspected but not definitively diagnosed on ultrasound (sonogram) or mri.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013

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