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Title: Contribution of PET in the diagnosis of recurrent colorectal cancer: comparison with conventional imaging
Authors: Schiepers, C ×
Penninckx, Freddy
De Vadder, N
Merckx, E
Mortelmans, Luc
Bormans, Guy
Marchal, Guy
Filez, Ludo
Aerts, Raymond #
Issue Date: Dec-1995
Series Title: European Journal of Surgical Oncology vol:21 issue:5 pages:517-22
Abstract: The clinical value of total body PET with FDG was evaluated in 76 patients presenting with or suspected of recurrent local or distant colorectal cancer. PET results were compared to those of routine imaging (CT pelvis, CT/US liver and CXR). The accuracy of PET for local disease was 95% which was superior to CT-pelvis (accuracy 65%). PET accuracy for liver metastases (98%) compared favourably to CT/US-liver accuracy (93%). Unexpected extra-hepatic mestastases were detected by PET in 14 locations in 10 patients. Also, a primary breast cancer was found in one patient. The main value of PET appeared an improved staging of apparently resectable, local or distant recurrent disease. Thereby, a more adequate indication of major secondary surgery could be attained.
ISSN: 0748-7983
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Abdominal Surgical Oncology
Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging
Radiopharmaceutical Research
× corresponding author
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