Imaging of anorectal disease.

  title={Imaging of anorectal disease.},
  author={Jaap Stoker and Elena Rociu and Tjeerd G Wiersma and J. S. Lameris},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  volume={87 1},
BACKGROUND Over the past two decades developments in imaging have changed the assessment of patients with anorectal disease. METHODS The literature on imaging techniques for anorectal diseases was reviewed over the period 1980-1999. RESULTS For the staging of primary rectal tumours, phased array magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be regarded as the most appropriate single technique. The combination of endosonography or endoluminal MRI with ultrasonography or spiral computed tomography… CONTINUE READING