Positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging of gastrointestinal cancers

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Abstract As an integrated system, hybrid positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging (PET/MRI) is able to provide simultaneously complementary high-resolution anatomic, molecular and functional information, allowing comprehensive cancer phenotyping in a single imaging examination. In addition to an improved patient experience by combining two separate imaging examinations and streamlining the patient pathway, the superior soft tissue contrast resolution of MRI and the ability to acquire multi-parametric MRI data is advantageous over computed tomography (CT). For gastrointestinal cancers this will improve tumor staging, assessment of neoadjuvant response and of the likelihood of a complete (R0) resection in comparison to PET/CT.
Original languageEnglish
JournalSeminars in Ultrasound, CT and MRI
Issue number4
Early online date16 Feb 2016
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2016


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