Positron emission tomography detection of distant metastatic or synchronous disease in patients with locally advanced rectal cancer receiving preoperative chemoradiation Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Neoplasms, Multiple Primary
  • Positron-Emission Tomography
  • Rectal Neoplasms

abstract

  • Baseline PET in patients with locally advanced rectal cancer reliably detects metastatic disease in liver and lung. PET may play a significant role in defining extent of distant disease in selected cases, thus impacting the choice of neoadjuvant therapy.

publication date

  • March 2008

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1245/s10434-007-9626-y

PubMed ID

  • 17882490

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 704

end page

  • 11

volume

  • 15

number

  • 3