Recommendation ID
Imaging in the diagnostic pathway for women with ovarian cancer:- Large multicentre case–control studies should be conducted to compare the accuracy of CT versus MRI for staging and for predicting optimal cytoreduction in women with ovarian cancer.
Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)
Why this is important:- Currently most women with ovarian cancer will undergo a CT scan before surgery to assess the extent and resectability of disease. CT and MRI are complementary in their abilities to detect disease, but no adequate studies have been performed that compare their effectiveness in women with suspected ovarian cancer. No comparative studies have been undertaken evaluating surgical outcome. A prospective study in women undergoing primary surgery would be feasible.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Ovarian cancer: recognition and initial management
Date issued
April 2011

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No