Detection of hepatic metastases from cancers of the gastrointestinal tract by using noninvasive imaging methods (US, CT, MR imaging, PET): a meta-analysis.

@article{Kinkel2002DetectionOH,
  title={Detection of hepatic metastases from cancers of the gastrointestinal tract by using noninvasive imaging methods (US, CT, MR imaging, PET): a meta-analysis.},
  author={Karen Kinkel and Ying Lu and M. Both and Robert S. Warren and Ruedi F. Thoeni},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={224 3},
  pages={748-56}
}
PURPOSE To perform a meta-analysis to compare current noninvasive imaging methods (ultrasonography [US], computed tomography [CT], magnetic resonance [MR] imaging, and (18)F fluorodeoxyglucose [FDG] positron emission tomography [PET]) in the detection of hepatic metastases from colorectal, gastric, and esophageal cancers. MATERIALS AND METHODS A MEDLINE literature search and review of article bibliographies and our institutional charts of patients with colorectal cancer identified data with… CONTINUE READING

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