Routine use of positron-emission tomography/computed tomography for staging of primary colorectal cancer: Does it affect clinical management?


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Cipe G., Ergul N., Hasbahceci M., Firat D., BOZKURT S., MEMMİ N., ...More

WORLD JOURNAL OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY, vol.11, 2013 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/1477-7819-11-49
  • Journal Name: WORLD JOURNAL OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus

Abstract

Background: The use of positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET/CT) for the preoperative staging of patients with colon and rectal cancer has increased steadily over the last decade. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of PET/CT on the preoperative staging and clinical management of patients with colorectal cancer.