Role of Imaging in Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Imaging plays an important role in the diagnosis of soft tissue sarcomas. 

Ultrasound:

  • Identify the lesion
  • Solid or Cystic
  • Well circumscribed or irregular
  • Uniform echogenicity or heterogeneous Size
  • Superficial or deep to the fascia

MRI:

  • Location, adjacent anatomy – vessels, muscle and bone involvement
  • Size
  • Tissue type

MRI Protocol Axial T1, Axial PDFS, Coronal T1, Coronal STIR (Sagittal T1, Sagittal STIR – depended on location.)

For patients who have under gone an excision of a lesion and have obtained a diagnosis of sarcoma as an addition we perform pre and post sequence with gadolinium. (Axial T1FS Pre and Post).

Ultrasound screening of soft tissue masses in the trunk and extremity

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