Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Other Imaging Modalities in Diagnostic and Tumor Response Evaluation

Doenja M. J. Lambregts, Monique Maas, Marcel P. M. Stokkel, Regina G. H. Beets-Tan*

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Functional imaging is emerging as a valuable contributor to the clinical management of patients with rectal cancer. Techniques such as diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging, perfusion imaging, and positron emission tomography can offer meaningful insights into tissue architecture, vascularity, and metabolism. Moreover, new techniques targeting other aspects of tumor biology are now being developed and studied. This study reviews the potential role of functional imaging for the diagnosis, treatment monitoring, and assessment of prognosis in patients with rectal cancer.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-198
JournalSeminars in Radiation Oncology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2016

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