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Introduction to Testicular Cancer

  • Gerasimos J. Alivizatos
  • Pavlos A. Pavlakis
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Abstract

In this chapter, all the contributors will analyze the latest developments of all imaging modalities that are used today in order to offer the correct information to urologists and oncologists who treat men with testicular cancer. Correct information leads to correct decisions upon further chemotherapy and upon surgical procedures, and all these difficult decisions have the purpose to avoid unnecessary therapies that might hamper the quality of life of our patients.

Keywords

Testicular cancer Imaging modalities Computerized tomography (CT) Magnetic resonance imaging (mri) Positron emission tomography (PET) 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.3rd Urological DepartmentHygeia HospitalAthensGreece

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