Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Rectal and Anal Cancer

Michael R. Torkzad*, Ihab Kamel, Vivek Gowdra Halappa, Regina G. H. Beets-Tan

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Magnetic resonance imaging plays a pivotal role in the imaging and staging of rectal and anal carcinomas. Rectal adenocarcinomas and anal squamous cell carcinomas behave differently, and are staged and treated differently. This article attempts to explain these 2 entities, which share the same regions of interest, in a comprehensive manner.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-112
JournalMagnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2014


  • Rectum
  • Anus
  • Cancer
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Staging

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