Last updated on August 2009

Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasonography in Diagnosing Early-Stage Ovarian Cancer in Patients With an Adnexal Mass Undergoing Surgery to Remove the Ovary

Brief description of study

RATIONALE: New diagnostic procedures, such as contrast-enhanced ultrasonography, may be an effective method of finding ovarian cancer. PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying how well contrast-enhanced ultrasonography works in diagnosing early-stage ovarian cancer in patients with an adnexal mass undergoing surgery to remove the ovary.

Detailed Study Description

OBJECTIVES: - Determine whether use of a contrast agent improves the images of the ovaries during ultrasonography. OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients may undergo baseline transabdominal or transvaginal ultrasonography, if not already done. Patients then undergo contrast-enhanced transabdominal or transvaginal ultrasonography using perflutren lipid microspheres (Definity®) IV. Pathology reports from tissue collected during subsequent oophorectomy is analyzed and compared with ultrasonography findings.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT00626873

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