European Radiology

, Volume 21, Issue 4, pp 776–785

Anal carcinomas: the role of endoanal ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging in staging, response evaluation and follow-up

  • Jyoti Parikh
  • Aidan Shaw
  • Lee A. Grant
  • Alexis M. P. Schizas
  • Vivek Datta
  • Andrew B. Williams
  • Nyree Griffin
Gastrointestinal

DOI: 10.1007/s00330-010-1980-7

Cite this article as:
Parikh, J., Shaw, A., Grant, L.A. et al. Eur Radiol (2011) 21: 776. doi:10.1007/s00330-010-1980-7

Abstract

Anal carcinoma is an important but rare condition, managed in specialist centres. Both endoanal ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be used in the locoregional staging and follow-up of patients with anal cancer, and both may assist in treatment planning and prognosis. Recent guidelines published by the European Society for Medical Oncology have recommended MRI as the technique of choice for assessment of locoregional disease. This paper describes the techniques for both endoanal ultrasound and MRI, and compares the relative merits and disadvantages of each in the local assessment of anal carcinoma.

Keywords

Endoanal ultrasoundMagnetic resonance imagingAnal carcinomaStagingLocoregional

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© European Society of Radiology 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jyoti Parikh
    • 1
  • Aidan Shaw
    • 1
  • Lee A. Grant
    • 2
  • Alexis M. P. Schizas
    • 3
  • Vivek Datta
    • 3
  • Andrew B. Williams
    • 3
  • Nyree Griffin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyGuys and St Thomas’ HospitalLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyRoyal Marsden HospitalLondonUK
  3. 3.Department of General SurgeryGuys and St Thomas’ HospitalLondonUK