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Rectal cancer

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Kartik S Jhaveri, Hooman Hosseini-Nik
OBJECTIVE: MRI is the modality of choice for rectal cancer staging. The high soft-tissue contrast of MRI accurately assesses the extramural tumor spread and relation to mesorectal fascia and the sphincter complex. This article reviews the role of MRI in the staging and treatment of rectal cancer. The relevant anatomy, MRI techniques, preoperative staging, post-chemoradiation therapy (CRT) imaging, and tumor recurrence are discussed with special attention to recent advances in knowledge...
July 2015: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
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