Better assessment of nodal metastases by PET/CT fusion compared to side-by-side PET/CT in oesophageal cancer.


BACKGROUND Recently, positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) has been introduced in the staging of oesophageal cancer. The impact of PET/CT fusion in comparison with side-by-side PET/CT in these tumours, was analyzed. PATIENTS AND METHODS In 61 patients, 18-F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-PET and multidetector (md)-CT were performed within a… (More)