Ultrasound-based methods in the differentiation of adnexal masses

Evelyne M.J. Meys

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisInternal


When an ovarian tumour is detected, an ultrasound can help to determine whether that tumour is benign or malignant (cancerous). Unfortunately, current ultrasound-based methods miss over a quarter of all ovarian cancers. As a result, patients are prescribed the wrong treatment.
This dissertation examined four new ultrasound methods that are capable of making a more accurate diagnosis than the current method. If the current ultrasound method were to be replaced by one of these methods, ovarian cancer could be diagnosed with greater accuracy. With the right diagnosis, patients receive the right treatment, thereby improving their prognosis.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • Kruitwagen, Roy, Supervisor
  • van Gorp, Toon, Co-Supervisor
  • Slangen, Brigitte, Co-Supervisor
Award date5 Dec 2017
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • ovarian cancer
  • ultrasound
  • diagnostics
  • diagnosis

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