Impact of the introduction of integrated PET-CT into the preoperative staging pathway of patients with potentially operable oesophageal carcinoma.

@article{Salahudeen2008ImpactOT,
  title={Impact of the introduction of integrated PET-CT into the preoperative staging pathway of patients with potentially operable oesophageal carcinoma.},
  author={H M Salahudeen and Anita Balan and Keval Naik and Saadat Mirsadraee and Andrew Scarsbrook},
  journal={Clinical radiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={63 7},
  pages={765-73}
}
AIM To retrospectively evaluate the role of integrated positron emission tomography computed tomography (PET-CT) in oesophageal carcinoma staging, in predicting prognosis and its influence on surgical management. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-five consecutive patients with potentially operable, biopsy-proven oesophageal malignancy who undergoing PET-CT from September 2004 to April 2007 were included in this study. Chi-square and Fisher's exact tests were used to compare the accuracy of N… CONTINUE READING
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