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Esophageal Cancer

  • Jason Chia-Hsien Cheng
  • Feng-Ming Hsu
  • Abraham J. Wu
  • Lisa A. Kachnic
Chapter
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Abstract

Evaluation. Patients should have complete evaluations including contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) of the neck, chest, and abdomen, esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), whole-body fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/CT, and bronchoscopy for upper- and middle-third lesions. Upper gastrointestinal series (barium swallow) is recommended if EGD or EUS study is incomplete due to severe luminal obstruction. These studies help the treating physician in determining disease extension and allow accurate target volume delineation for esophageal cancer.

Keywords

Esophageal Cancer Planning Target Volume Clinical Target Volume Gross Tumor Volume Thoracic Esophagus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jason Chia-Hsien Cheng
    • 1
    • 2
  • Feng-Ming Hsu
    • 2
  • Abraham J. Wu
    • 3
  • Lisa A. Kachnic
    • 4
  1. 1.Graduate Institute of OncologyNational Taiwan University College of MedicineTaipeiTaiwan
  2. 2.Division of Radiation Oncology, Department of OncologyNational Taiwan University HospitalTaipeiTaiwan
  3. 3.Department of Radiation OncologyMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.Department of Radiation Oncology, Boston Medical CenterBoston University School of MedicineBostonUSA

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