EUS and magnetic resonance imaging in the staging of rectal cancer: a prospective and comparative study.

@article{FernndezEsparrach2011EUSAM,
  title={EUS and magnetic resonance imaging in the staging of rectal cancer: a prospective and comparative study.},
  author={Gloria Fern{\'a}ndez-Esparrach and Juan Ram{\'o}n Ayuso-Colella and Oriol Sendino and Mario Pag{\'e}s and M{\'i}riam Cuatrecasas and Mar{\'i}a Pellis{\'e} and Joan Maurel and Carmen Ayuso-Colella and Bego{\~n}a Gonz{\'a}lez-Suarez and Josep Llach and Antoni Castells and {\'A}ngels Gin{\'e}s},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={2011},
  volume={74 2},
  pages={347-54}
}
BACKGROUND Accurate locoregional staging is crucial in rectal cancer for deciding patient management because the administration of neoadjuvant therapy depends on it. EUS and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are used indistinctly in the pretherapeutic workup of rectal cancer. OBJECTIVE To prospectively compare the performance of EUS and MRI in the locoregional staging of rectal cancer in a large series of patients. DESIGN Prospective and comparative study. SETTING Tertiary center… CONTINUE READING