Established, emerging and future roles of PET/CT in the management of colorectal cancer.

@article{Herbertson2009EstablishedEA,
  title={Established, emerging and future roles of PET/CT in the management of colorectal cancer.},
  author={Rebecca A. Herbertson and Andrew Scarsbrook and Sze Ting Lee and Niall C. Tebbutt and Andrew Mark Scott},
  journal={Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy},
  year={2009},
  volume={36 13},
  pages={2521-5}
}
Positron-emission tomography-computed tomography (PET/CT) is rapidly being integrated into the imaging pathways of several different tumour types, most frequently using the glucose analogue 2- [(18)F]-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG). Integrated FDG-PET/CT combines functional and anatomical imaging to improve sensitivity and specificity of tumour detection. The aim of this article is to review the established, emerging, and future roles of FDG-PET/CT in the management of patients with colorectal… CONTINUE READING