Comparison between 3-T magnetic resonance imaging and multi-detector row computed tomography for the preoperative evaluation of rectal cancer.

@article{Kim2007ComparisonB3,
  title={Comparison between 3-T magnetic resonance imaging and multi-detector row computed tomography for the preoperative evaluation of rectal cancer.},
  author={Chan Kyo Kim and Seung Hoon Kim and Dongil Choi and Min Ju Kim and H. -K. Chun and Soon Jin Lee and Jong Mee Lee},
  journal={Journal of computer assisted tomography},
  year={2007},
  volume={31 6},
  pages={853-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare prospectively between 3-T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and multidetector row computed tomography (MDCT) for the local staging of rectal cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS During a recent 8-month period, both 3-T MRI with a phased array coil and MDCT scanner were used to preoperatively examine 31 consecutive patients. Preoperatively, the 3 experienced reviewers independently assessed the MRI and MDCT findings for the depth of tumor invasion into the rectal wall (T… CONTINUE READING

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