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Accuracy of Diagnostic Techniques with Follow-Up and Evaluation of Disease Recurrence

  • Michael E. Bernardino
Part of the Developments in Oncology book series (DION, volume 42)

Summary

The impact of disease extent on survival is clear. Thus, the accurate assessment and reporting of the extent of metastatic disease in the liver and its response to therapy are critical in interpreting and comparing data from individual studies. The criteria for evaluating therapeutic response are dependent on the sensitivity and accuracy of the diagnostic techniques used for follow-up and evaluation of recurrent disease. Recent innovations in technology have made newer approaches possible. This chapter will review those diagnostic techniques available for patient follow-up and for evaluating tumor recurrence. An overview is provided on the diagnostic accuracy of radionuclide imaging, sonography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging.

Keywords

Comput Assist Pelvic Mass Radionuclide Imaging Pelvic Sidewall Elevated White Cell Count 
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