Three-Dimensional Ultrasound in Adnexal Masses

  • Juan Luis AlcázarEmail author
  • Begoña Olartecoechea
  • María Aubá


Two-dimensional ultrasound is commonly used in gynecological practice, and it could be considered as the first-line imaging technique for diagnosing adnexal pathology. Three-dimensional ultrasound allows the acquisition of the so-called 3D volumes. Once the 3D volume is acquired, it can be digitally stored and transferred via DICOM to a personal computer for further assessment with dedicated software. An important ability of 3DUS is volume calculation even in irregularly shaped structures. In this chapter, the potentialities and the state of the art of the three-dimensional ultrasound will be reviewed.


Ultrasound Three-dimensional ultrasound Ovarian neoplasm Sensitivity Specificity Diagnostic confidence 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan Luis Alcázar
    • 1
    Email author
  • Begoña Olartecoechea
    • 1
  • María Aubá
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyClínica Universidad de Navarra, University of NavarraPamplonaSpain

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