Magnetic resonance imaging of the cervix

Cancer Imaging. 2007 May 28;7(1):69-76. doi: 10.1102/1470-7330.2007.0011.


Due to deficiencies of clinical staging, magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is being increasingly used in the pre-treatment work-up of cervical cancer. Lymph node status, as evaluated by advanced imaging modalities, is also being incorporated into management algorithms. Familiarity with MR imaging features will lead to more accurate staging of cervical cancer. Awareness of impact of staging on management will enable the radiologists to tailor the report to clinically and surgically relevant information. This article emphasizes the guidelines on the MR staging criteria, dependence of newer treatments on imaging staging and lymph node involvement, and MR imaging in post-treatment surveillance of cervical cancer.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hysterectomy
  • Lymph Nodes / pathology
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / diagnosis
  • Neoplasm Staging
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / pathology*