MRI can used for staging of vaginal tumors, providing a detailed assessment of location of the tumor, parametrial involvement, pelvic sidewall extension, and nodal disease.  Also, the relationship of the tumor to the rectum, urethra, and bladder is assessed.

Sample Epic Order (click image to enlarge)

Staging of abdomen and pelvis for vaginal carcinoma.Pelvic MRI for local staging of vaginal carcinoma

Examples (click on images)

Vaginal adenocarcinoma (thin arrow) at vaginal apex (arrow) and anterior to rectum (thick arrow)
Delineation of ureter as it passes anterior to the vaginal mass.

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