Radiologic Assessment of Esophageal Cancer

  • Valeria M. MoncayoEmail author
  • A. Tuba Kendi
  • David M. Schuster


Imaging in esophageal cancer plays a pivotal role, including diagnosis, staging, and evaluation of response to treatment. The specific features of the different conventional anatomic modalities such as esophagograms, endoscopic ultrasound, CT, and MRI are explained. In addition, the role of PET/CT, a functional and anatomic modality, is illustrated. In this chapter, the specific role of each modality is explained for each of the pillars of staging (T,N,M) along with evidence-based facts and most relevant guidelines in the use of imaging, including the updated eighth edition of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC)/Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) cancer staging manuals.


Esophagoscopy Esophagogram Computed tomography Positron emission tomography Magnetic resonance Esophageal ultrasound 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Valeria M. Moncayo
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. Tuba Kendi
    • 2
  • David M. Schuster
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Department of Radiology and Imaging SciencesEmory UniversityAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyMayo ClinicRochesterUSA

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