Concordance of positron emission tomography and computed tomography in patients with locally advanced gastric and esophageal cancer


Hocazade C., Ozdemir N., Yazici O., Bozkaya Y., Yazilitas D., Toptas S., ...More

ANNALS OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE, vol.29, no.7, pp.621-626, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12149-015-0985-3
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.621-626

Abstract

Background PET-CT is important for evaluating the cancer stage preoperatively. In patients with locally advanced disease, who are candidates for curative treatment modalities following computed tomography (CT) and ultrasonography evaluation, PET-CT can show distant metastases and spare patients unnecessary surgical interventions. We aimed to evaluate the contribution of PET-CT scans compared to conventional imaging studies on the change of treatment plan in patients with locally advanced esophagogastric cancer from neoadjuvant to palliative setting.