Fortschr Röntgenstr 2019; 191(04): 323-332
DOI: 10.1055/a-0715-2205
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Radiological Diagnosis of Soft Tissue Tumors in Adults: MRI Imaging of Selected Entities Delineating Benign and Malignant Tumors

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Catharina Silvia Lisson
Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University-Hospital of Ulm, Germany
,
Christoph Gerhard Lisson
Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University-Hospital of Ulm, Germany
,
Meinrad Beer
Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University-Hospital of Ulm, Germany
,
Stefan Andreas Schmidt
Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University-Hospital of Ulm, Germany
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Publication History

19 February 2018

11 August 2018

Publication Date:
18 December 2018 (eFirst)

Abstract

Objective MRI is the most important and sensitive imaging modality in the differentiation of unclear soft tissue tumors. A systematic approach helps to narrow down the large number of possible differential diagnoses.

Method Our review systematically compares MRI characteristics of the major soft-tissue masses and aims to gain access to these often difficult tumor entities.

Results and conclusion MRI, as the most important modality in the imaging of soft tissue tumors, allows a more detailed classification of the tumor entity and in many cases a differentiation between benign and malignant masses.

Key points:

  • MRI is the method of choice for classifying unclear soft tissue tumors.

  • A systematic approach may differentiate benign from unclear lesions.

  • In cases of doubt, a biopsy should be performed to rule out malignancy.

Citation Format

  • Lisson CS, Lisson CG, Beer M et al. Radiological Diagnosis of Soft Tissue Tumors in Adults: MRI Imaging of Selected Entities Delineating Benign and Malignant Tumors. Fortschr Röntgenstr 2019; 191: 323 – 332