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Imaging Findings in Gastrointestinal Cancer: The Esophagus and Stomach

  • Spyros D. Yarmenitis
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Abstract

Before the introduction of endoscopy and the advent of computed tomography, conventional-barium meal-radiographic imaging of the upper gastrointestinal tract was the examination of choice for the detection of esophageal and gastric cancers. Nowadays computed tomography (CT), endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), and positron emission tomography (PET) are the imaging modalities implicated in the management of upper gastrointestinal tract cancer. Their role comprises staging of the disease that incorporates assessment of local disease (T stage), of lymph node involvement (N stage), and of distal metastases (M stage), evaluation of treatment response, and detection of possible tumor recurrence.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Spyros D. Yarmenitis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic radiologyHygeia HospitalMaroussiGreece

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