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Foreword

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      Suresh K. Mukherji, MD, MBA, FACR, Consulting Editor
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      Lynne S. Steinbach, MD, FACR Consulting Editor
      When we first started our radiology residency (in the last century!), the only modality that could reliably visualize the ovaries was ultrasound. Advances in CT have allowed this modality to better visualize these structures. However, MR has taken ovarian imaging to a new level. Initial imaging with pelvic ultrasound remains the mainstay, and the role of MR imaging of the adnexa has expanded and is very important in the diagnosis and treatment of both benign and malignant pathologies.
      It was with this in mind that we invited Drs Erica Stein and Kimberly Shampain to guest edit this issue of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America. This issue of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America is authored by gynecologic radiology experts and covers a wide range of pathology and topics that include normal anatomy, neoplasms, congenital anomalies, inflammatory, and “mimics.” There are also specific articles devoted to optimization of imaging techniques and O-RADS.
      We would like to thank all the contributing authors for their wonderful articles and exquisite images. The article authors are world-renowned in their domain expertise, and we are grateful for their time and commitment to create such wonderful content. Finally, we would like to thank Drs Stein and Shampain for guest editing this wonderful issue. I know everyone is “overcommitted,” and we thank everyone for their dedication to develop such a terrific issue. On a personal note, Erica was a resident when I (S.K.M.) was Neuroradiology Division Director at University of Michigan. Erica was a “Superstar,” and I am delighted to be able to collaborate with her on this important issue. Congratulations again to both Erica and Kim, and best wishes for continued success!