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Visc Med. 2016 Jun;32(3):166-71. doi: 10.1159/000446143. Epub 2016 Jun 8.

Imaging Procedures for Colorectal Cancer.

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Department of Radiology, University Hospital of Cologne, Cologne, Germany.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Radiological imaging plays an important role in the setting of staging, follow-up, and imaging-guided treatment of colorectal carcinoma (CRC).

METHODS:

This review aims to summarize the current state of the art of the different radiological imaging procedures in CRC including an overview over recently published national and European guidelines and consensus statements concerning the imaging of CRC patients.

RESULTS AND CONCLUSION:

Radiological imaging is widely embedded in national and international guidelines, and structured reporting is recommended.

KEYWORDS:

Colorectal cancer; Computed tomography, CT; Magnetic resonance imaging, MRI; Positron emission tomography, PET; Ultrasound

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