MRI for Local Staging of Colon Cancer: Can MRI Become the Optimal Staging Modality for Patients With Colon Cancer?

Nerad E, Lambregts DM, Kersten EL et al.

1 Department of Radiology, Catharina Hospital, Eindhoven, the Netherlands 2 GROW School of Oncology and Developmental Biology, University of Maastricht Medical Centre, Maastricht, the Netherlands 3 Department of Radiology, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, the Netherlands 4 Department of Radiology, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, the Netherlands 5 Department of Pathology, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, the Netherlands 6 Pathology and Tumour Biology, Leeds Institute of Cancer and Pathology, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom.

Diseases of the colon and rectum. Apr 2017.

Colon cancer is currently staged with CT. However, MRI is superior in the detection of colorectal liver metastasis, and MRI is standard in local staging of rectal cancer. Optimal (local) staging of colon cancer could become crucial in selecting patients for neoadjuvant treatment in the near future (Fluoropyrimidine Oxaliplatin and Targeted Receptor Preoperative Therapy trial).The purpose of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic performance of MRI for local staging of colon cancer.This was a retrospective study.The study was conducted at the Maastricht University Medical Centre.In total, 55 patients with biopsy-proven colon carcinoma were included.


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