Diagnosis of the depth of invasion of esophageal carcinoma using digital radiography.

@article{Ito2005DiagnosisOT,
  title={Diagnosis of the depth of invasion of esophageal carcinoma using digital radiography.},
  author={Bunichi Ito and Yasumasa Niwa and Nobuhiro Ando and Naoki Ohmiya and Ryoji Miyahara and Akira Ohashi and Akihiro Itoh and Yoshiki Hirooka and Hidemi Goto},
  journal={European journal of radiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={54 3},
  pages={377-82}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of our investigation was to determine the usefulness of digital radiography (DR) for diagnosing the depth of invasion of esophageal carcinoma. METHODS We evaluated 59 patients with esophageal carcinomas who underwent DR. During continuous DR in tangential views, the most distended image of the esophagus was chosen. Percent esophageal stenosis (PES) was based on the diameter across the lesion of maximal narrowing and the average of the normal oral and anal side diameters… CONTINUE READING