MR Imaging of Cervical Cancer

Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2017 Aug;25(3):635-649. doi: 10.1016/j.mric.2017.03.007. Epub 2017 May 27.


Cervical cancer is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide despite advances in screening and prevention. Although cervical cancer remains clinically staged, the 2009 International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics committee has encouraged the use of advanced imaging modalities, including MR imaging, where available, to increase the accuracy of staging, guide treatment, and detect recurrence. Understanding the multiple roles of advanced imaging in the evaluation of cervical cancer will help radiologists provide an accurate and useful report to the referring clinicians.

Keywords: Cervical cancer; FIGO; MR imaging; PET/CT; Staging.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cervix Uteri / diagnostic imaging*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*