Prospective assessment of primary rectal cancer response to preoperative radiation and chemotherapy using 18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous
  • Fluorodeoxyglucose F18
  • Neoadjuvant Therapy
  • Radiopharmaceuticals
  • Rectal Neoplasms
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed

abstract

  • This pilot study demonstrates that fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography imaging adds incremental information to the preoperative assessment of patients with rectal cancer. However, further studies in a larger series of patients are needed to verify these findings and to determine the value of fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography in a preoperative strategy aimed at identifying patients suitable for sphincter-preserving rectal cancer surgery.

publication date

  • January 2000

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 10813118

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 18

end page

  • 24

volume

  • 43

number

  • 1