Role of Imaging in Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Imaging plays an important role in the diagnosis of soft tissue sarcomas.
- Identify the lesion
- Solid or Cystic
- Well circumscribed or irregular
- Uniform echogenicity or heterogeneous Size
- Superficial or deep to the fascia
- Location, adjacent anatomy – vessels, muscle and bone involvement
- 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