Terms, definitions and measurements to describe sonographic features of myometrium and uterine masses: a consensus opinion from the Morphological Uterus Sonographic Assessment (MUSA) group

T Van den Bosch, M Dueholm, F P G Leone, L Valentin, C K Rasmussen, A Votino, D Van Schoubroeck, C Landolfo, A J F Installé, S Guerriero, C Exacoustos, S Gordts, B Benacerraf, T D'Hooghe, B De Moor, H Brölmann, S Goldstein, E Epstein, T Bourne, D Timmerman
Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology 2015, 46 (3): 284-98
The MUSA (Morphological Uterus Sonographic Assessment) statement is a consensus statement on terms, definitions and measurements that may be used to describe and report the sonographic features of the myometrium using gray-scale sonography, color/power Doppler and three-dimensional ultrasound imaging. The terms and definitions described may form the basis for prospective studies to predict the risk of different myometrial pathologies, based on their ultrasound appearance, and thus should be relevant for the clinician in daily practice and for clinical research. The sonographic features and use of terminology for describing the two most common myometrial lesions (fibroids and adenomyosis) and uterine smooth muscle tumors are presented.

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