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Uterine and Ovarian Cancer DFP

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SAR Uterine and Ovarian Cancer DFP



The SAR Uterine and Ovarian Cancer Disease-Focused Panel will promote dialogue between radiologists, surgeons, radiation and medical oncologists, pathologists and other health professionals caring for patients with gynecological cancers, to advance the current state of gynecological cancer imaging and the ideal approach to treating women based on imaging.



  1. Educational: Advance radiologists’ knowledge on the use of imaging in the treatment of women with uterine and ovarian cancer via live educational sessions at the annual meeting, written materials, and online content.
  2. Scientific: Foster multi-institutional research and promote collaboration between institution to advance the use of imaging in the treatment of women with uterine and ovarian cancer.
  3. Clinical practice: Provide UOC DFP approved imaging templates and protocols to SAR members and the public. Interact with the ACR, ESUR and other organizations to assure open communication between societies and foster a collaborative effort in education and guideline development.


SAR Uterine and Ovarian Disease-Focused Steering Committee Active Members:

Evis Sala (
Marcia Javitt (
Kate Maturen (
Yulia Lakhman (
Alberto Vargas (
Jessica Robbins (
Jeanne Horowitz (
Elizabeth Sadowski (
Phyllis Glanc (
Liina Poder (
Priyanka(Priya) Jha (



UOC DFP Chair and Vice-Chair:

Alberto Vargas, MD, Vice-Chair | Elizabeth Sadowski, MD, Chair


UOC DFP Sub-divisions:

1. Educational chair: Kate Maturen, MD

2. Scientific chair: Alberto Vargas, MD

3. Clinical Practice/ Patient Education chair: Marcia Javitt, MD

4. Social media/online resources chair: Jeanne Horowitz, MD


UOC DFP Task Forces:

1. UOC DFP Lexicon, Template and Imaging Protocol Task Force

Chair: Jessica Robbins (

Vice-Chairs: Atul Shinagare (, Olga Brook (


UOC DFP Collaborations with Outside Organizations:
1. ACR Women’s Imaging AC committee liaisons: Phyllis Glanc (, Caroline Reinhold ( and Kate Maturen (
2. O-Rads Committee liaisons: Phyllis Glanc, Caroline Reinhold ( and Kate Maturen (
3. ESUR Women’s Pelvic Imaging Group liaisons: Rosemarie Forstner (, Andrea Rockall (, Stephanie Nougaret (


UOC DFP Mentored Working Groups:

The purpose of the Mentored Working Groups is to address a specific task, as specified by the Mentored Working group chair(s). The working groups goals should focus on developing research, educational material, manuscripts, and/or guidelines for their specific topic and mentoring junior faculty. Proposed Working Group Outline which can be downloaded by following the link:

Proposed Mentored Working Group Outline.docx


1. Placental Working Group chairs: Liina Poder ( and Priyanka(Priya) Jha (

For more information see the Placental WG Outline

2. Managing Adnexal Masses Working Group chairs: Kate Maturen ( and Elizabeth Sadowski (

For more information see the Managing Adnexal Mass WG Outline

3. Imaging of Early Ovarian Cancer Working Group chairs: Liina Poder ( and Elizabeth Sadowski ( 

For more information see the Early Ovarian Cancer WG Outline

4. Cervical Cancer Treatment Working Group chairs: Aradhana Venkatesan ( or Maia Rauch (

For more information see the Cervical Cancer Treatment WG Outline 




The UOC DFP supports multi-institutional research projects related to our mission, with the purpose of creating or strengthening existing collaborations and serving as a platform for strategic research and mentorship in our areas of expertise. You can submit potential projects/ideas using the UOC DFP Research Study Outline Proposal form (click here for form) and submit it to Alberto Vargas ( At the early stages it’s acceptable for the information in the form to lack details. Please include all potential collaborators you may know of, but this is also not necessary.


UOC DFP Research Study Outline Proposal: Click here for form


Listing of Approved UOC DFP Research Studies:

1. Managing Adnexal Lesions Study (PI: Elizabeth Sadowski and Kate Maturen) LINK: click here

2. EURAD MR Adnex Study (PI: Isabelle Thomassin and Andrea Rockall) LINK: click here

3. The value of FDG PET/CT in stage ≤Ib1 cervical cancers (PI: Alberto Vargas, Evis Sala, Yulia Lakhman) LINK: click here

4. CT and MR Imaging Appearance of Early Ovarian Cancer (PI: Jeanne Horowitz) LINK: click here




The UOC DFP has a mission to educate radiologists about gynecologic cancers, enabling them to improve protocols, create clinically relevant reports, and contribute meaningfully to oncologic care. DFP members generate educational content in published review articles, provide workshops, lectures, and hands-on courses at the annual meeting, and are working toward the availability of SAR-sponsored CME content available online.

UOC DFP Sample Workshop Proposals:
Sample SAR Workshop 1 | Sample SAR Workshop 2



Member Resources

UOC DFP Dication Templates:

Endometrial cancer: click here

Cervical cancer: click here


UOC DFP MRI Scanning Protocols:


Endometrial cancer: click here


Cervical cancer: click here


Uterine, ovarian, and cervical cancer imaging review articles:

Optimization of MR Imaging for Pretreatment Evaluation of Patients with Endometrial and Cervical Cancer. Rauch GM et al. Radiographics 2014.


Early Cervical Carcinoma and Fertility-sparing Treatment Options: MR Imaging as a Tool in Patient Selection and a Follow-up Modality. Noel P et al. Radiographics 2014.


The Added Role of MR Imaging in Treatment Stratification of Patients with Gynecologic

Malignancies: What the Radiologist Needs to Know. Sala E et al. Radiology 2013.


FIGO Staging System for Endometrial Cancer: Added Benefits of MR Imaging. Beddy P et al. Radiographics 2012.


Histologic, Molecular, and Cytogenetic Features of Ovarian Cancers: Implications for Diagnosis and Treatment. Lalwani N et al. Radiographics 2011.


Role of MRI in Intracavitary Brachytherapy for Cervical Cancer: What the Radiologist Needs to Know. Beddy P et al. AJR 2011.


MRI, CT, and PET/CT for Ovarian Cancer Detection and Adnexal Lesion Characterization. Iyer V and Lee SI. AJR 2010.


PET/CT Evaluation of Cervical Cancer: Spectrum of Disease. Son H et al. Radiographics 2010.


Role of PET/CT in Ovarian Cancer. Prakash P et al. AJR 2010.


Patient Resources


Information for patients on RadiologyInfo website regarding imaging evaluation and treatment:

Endometrial cancer:

Ovarian cancer:


Cervical Cancer:

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