Abdominal Imaging

, Volume 40, Issue 8, pp 3002–3011 | Cite as

A structured approach to reporting rectal cancer with magnetic resonance imaging

  • Emidio TarulliEmail author
  • Seng Thipphavong
  • Khartik Jhaveri
Pictorial Essay



Rectal cancers are the second most common GI carcinoma. Prognosis and therapeutic decisions hinge on the extent of disease. We present a comprehensive structured approach for staging rectal cancer using MRI to ensure the clear, concise, and standardized communication of disease extent to guide optimal treatment planning.


MRI is crucial for local staging of rectal cancer. A standardized approach to reporting of rectal MRI focused on communication of essential treatment planning and prognostic indicators ensures maximal added value to referring physicians to guide appropriate management.


Rectal cancer staging Rectal MRI 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Emidio Tarulli
    • 1
    Email author
  • Seng Thipphavong
    • 1
    • 2
  • Khartik Jhaveri
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Medical Imaging, Faculty of MedicineUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Joint Department of Medical ImagingUniversity Health Network, Mt. Sinai and WCHTorontoCanada

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