Evolution of imaging in rectal cancer: Multimodality imaging with MDCT, MRI, and PET

Siva P. Raman, Yifei Chen, Elliot K Fishman

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), multidetector computed tomography (MDCT), and positron emission tomography (PET) are complementary imaging modalities in the preoperative staging of patients with rectal cancer, and each offers their own individual strengths and weaknesses. MRI is the best available radiologic modality for the local staging of rectal cancers, and can play an important role in accurately distinguishing which patients should receive preoperative chemoradiation prior to total mesorectal excision. Alternatively, both MDCT and PET are considered primary modalities when performing preoperative distant staging, but are limited in their ability to locally stage rectal malignancies. This review details the role of each of these three modalities in rectal cancer staging, and how the three imaging modalities can be used in conjunction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)172-184
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
Volume6
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

Fingerprint

Multidetector Computed Tomography
Rectal Neoplasms
Positron-Emission Tomography
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Neoplasm Staging
Neoplasms

Keywords

  • computed tomography (CT)
  • magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • positron emission tomography (PET)
  • Rectal cancer
  • staging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Gastroenterology

Cite this

Evolution of imaging in rectal cancer : Multimodality imaging with MDCT, MRI, and PET. / Raman, Siva P.; Chen, Yifei; Fishman, Elliot K.

In: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2015, p. 172-184.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{aee0ad31edcf47c8b44e6647bd5cb685,
title = "Evolution of imaging in rectal cancer: Multimodality imaging with MDCT, MRI, and PET",
abstract = "Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), multidetector computed tomography (MDCT), and positron emission tomography (PET) are complementary imaging modalities in the preoperative staging of patients with rectal cancer, and each offers their own individual strengths and weaknesses. MRI is the best available radiologic modality for the local staging of rectal cancers, and can play an important role in accurately distinguishing which patients should receive preoperative chemoradiation prior to total mesorectal excision. Alternatively, both MDCT and PET are considered primary modalities when performing preoperative distant staging, but are limited in their ability to locally stage rectal malignancies. This review details the role of each of these three modalities in rectal cancer staging, and how the three imaging modalities can be used in conjunction.",
keywords = "computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET), Rectal cancer, staging",
author = "Raman, {Siva P.} and Yifei Chen and Fishman, {Elliot K}",
year = "2015",
doi = "10.3978/j.issn.2078-6891.2014.108",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "6",
pages = "172--184",
journal = "Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology",
issn = "2078-6891",
publisher = "Pioneer Bioscience Publishing Company (PBPC)",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Evolution of imaging in rectal cancer

T2 - Multimodality imaging with MDCT, MRI, and PET

AU - Raman, Siva P.

AU - Chen, Yifei

AU - Fishman, Elliot K

PY - 2015

Y1 - 2015

N2 - Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), multidetector computed tomography (MDCT), and positron emission tomography (PET) are complementary imaging modalities in the preoperative staging of patients with rectal cancer, and each offers their own individual strengths and weaknesses. MRI is the best available radiologic modality for the local staging of rectal cancers, and can play an important role in accurately distinguishing which patients should receive preoperative chemoradiation prior to total mesorectal excision. Alternatively, both MDCT and PET are considered primary modalities when performing preoperative distant staging, but are limited in their ability to locally stage rectal malignancies. This review details the role of each of these three modalities in rectal cancer staging, and how the three imaging modalities can be used in conjunction.

AB - Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), multidetector computed tomography (MDCT), and positron emission tomography (PET) are complementary imaging modalities in the preoperative staging of patients with rectal cancer, and each offers their own individual strengths and weaknesses. MRI is the best available radiologic modality for the local staging of rectal cancers, and can play an important role in accurately distinguishing which patients should receive preoperative chemoradiation prior to total mesorectal excision. Alternatively, both MDCT and PET are considered primary modalities when performing preoperative distant staging, but are limited in their ability to locally stage rectal malignancies. This review details the role of each of these three modalities in rectal cancer staging, and how the three imaging modalities can be used in conjunction.

KW - computed tomography (CT)

KW - magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

KW - positron emission tomography (PET)

KW - Rectal cancer

KW - staging

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84995794051&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84995794051&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.3978/j.issn.2078-6891.2014.108

DO - 10.3978/j.issn.2078-6891.2014.108

M3 - Article

C2 - 25830037

AN - SCOPUS:84995794051

VL - 6

SP - 172

EP - 184

JO - Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology

JF - Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology

SN - 2078-6891

IS - 2

ER -