Magnetic resonance imaging and endorectal ultrasound for diagnosis of rectal lesions

@inproceedings{Burdan2015MagneticRI,
  title={Magnetic resonance imaging and endorectal ultrasound for diagnosis of rectal lesions},
  author={Franciszek Burdan and Iwona Sudol-Szopińska and Elżbieta Staroslawska and Malgorzata Kolodziejczak and Robert Klepacz and Agnieszka Mocarska and Marek A Caban and Iwonna Żelazowska-Cieślińska and Justyna Szumilo},
  booktitle={European journal of medical research},
  year={2015}
}
Endorectal ultrasonography (ERUS) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) allow exploring the morphology of the rectum in detail. Use of such data, especially assessment of the rectal wall, is an important tool for ascertaining the perianal fistula localization as well as stage of the cancer and planning it appropriate treatment, as stage T3 tumors are usually treated with neoadjuvant therapy, whereas T2 tumors are initially managed surgically. The only advantage of ERUS over MRI is the… CONTINUE READING