Metabolic Tumor Width Parameters as Determined on PET/CT Predict Disease-free Survival and Treatment Response in Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Esophagus

@article{Roedl2008MetabolicTW,
  title={Metabolic Tumor Width Parameters as Determined on PET/CT Predict Disease-free Survival and Treatment Response in Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Esophagus},
  author={Johannes B. Roedl and Elkan F. Halpern and Rivka R. Colen and Dushyant V. Sahani and Alan J. Fischman and Michael A. Blake},
  journal={Molecular Imaging and Biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={11},
  pages={54-60}
}
We investigated the utility of metabolic tumor width parameters in predicting response to chemoradiotherapy and in predicting disease-free survival in patients with esophageal cancer. Furthermore, we evaluated the possible confounding effect of therapy-induced esophagitis on the evaluation of treatment response. Forty-nine patients with squamous cell carcinoma, who had undergone positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) exams before and after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy, were… CONTINUE READING

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