Gynecologic Cancer Diagnosis

The Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center offers a range of tools for diagnosing gynecologic tumors, including physical examinations; imaging technologies (PET/CT scans, MRI, contrast sonography, and ultrasound); and tissue biopsy (removal of a small amount of tissue and examination for cancer cells).

Accurate analysis of biopsied tissue is essential for directing the most appropriate treatment. At NYU, each tissue sample is examined and evaluated by specialists in NYU's Division of Gynecologic Pathology to ensure an accurate diagnosis.

NYU gynecologic cancer researchers, led by David Fishman, MD, are also evaluating microvascular imaging to detect ovarian lesions and early-stage epithelial ovarian cancer.