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Table 9 Summary of the detected metabolite peaks within the different ovarian lesions

From: Functional MRI in the pre-operative assessment of GI-RADS 3, 4, and 5 ovarian masses

 CHONAAMean Cho/ Cr
CystSolid
Benign (n = 16)
 Mucinous cystadenoma (n = 1)++0.47
 Serous cystadenoma (n = 6)++0.34
 Broad ligament fibroid (n = 2)-1.5
 Abscess (n = 7)++0.75
 Borderline (n = 2) (1 serous, 1 mucinous)++0.45
Malignant (n = 22)
 Serous cystadenocarcinoma (n = 10)+++1.56
 Mucinous cystadenocarcinoma (n = 6)+++ 2.2
 Dysgerminoma (n = 2)++1.8
 Brenner’s tumor (n = 2)++2
 Granulosa cell tumor (n = 2)++2.2
  1. − indicates signal not detected above baseline noise level, + signal detected above baseline noise level, and ++ twofold higher than the average noise level