Can an FDG-PET/CT predict tumor clearance of the mesorectal fascia after preoperative chemoradiation of locally advanced rectal cancer?
Vliegen, Roy F. A × Beets-Tan, Regina G Vanhauten, Bart Driessen, Ann Oellers, Michel Kessels, Alfons G Arens, Ann Beets, Geerard L Buijsen, Jeroen van Baardwijk, Angela De Ruysscher, Dirk Lammering, Guido #
Urban & Vogel
Strahlentherapie und Onkologie vol:184 issue:9 pages:457-464
Background and Purpose: More effective preoperative treatment in Locally advanced rectal cancer gives rise to a more individualized, conservative surgical treatment strategy. This, however, requires accurate information on tumor response after chemoradiation (CRT). So far, MRI and CT have failed to provide such information. Therefore, the value of a combined FDG-PET/CT in predicting tumor clearance of the mesorectal fascia (MRF) was determined.