Does the computed tomography perfusion imaging improve the diagnostic accuracy in the response evaluation of esophageal carcinoma to the neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy? Preliminary study.

@article{DjuricStefanovic2014DoesTC,
  title={Does the computed tomography perfusion imaging improve the diagnostic accuracy in the response evaluation of esophageal carcinoma to the neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy? Preliminary study.},
  author={Aleksandra Djuric-Stefanovic and Djordije Saranovic and Marjan Micev and Vesna Stankovi{\'c} and Vesna Ple{\vs}inac-Karapand{\vz}i{\'c} and Predrag M. Pe{\vs}ko and Dejan Stojakov and Predrag Sabljak and Milos M Bjelovi{\'c}},
  journal={Journal of B.U.ON. : official journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology},
  year={2014},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={237-44}
}
PURPOSE To estimate whether the computed tomography (CT) perfusion imaging could be useful to predict the pathological complete response (pCR) of esophageal cancer to the neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (NACRT). METHODS Twenty-seven patients with the advanced squamous cell esophageal carcinoma, who were treated with concomitant CRT (CIS/5-FU/LV and 45-50 Gy total radiation dose), were re-evaluated using CT examination, which included the low-dose CT perfusion study. CT perfusion series were… CONTINUE READING