Multimodality imaging of pancreatic cancer-computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and positron emission tomography.

@article{Raman2012MultimodalityIO,
  title={Multimodality imaging of pancreatic cancer-computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and positron emission tomography.},
  author={Siva P. Raman and Karen M. Horton and Elliot K. Fishman},
  journal={Cancer journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={18 6},
  pages={
          511-22
        }
}
Pancreatic adenocarcinoma continues to have a dismal prognosis, with curative surgery (resection with negative margins) possible in only a small percentage of patients. Not only does radiological imaging play a major role in diagnosing the primary lesion at presentation, but it is also crucial for staging of locoregional disease and distant metastases, both of which are critical for selecting appropriate candidates for surgery. Over the last 2 decades, computed tomography has become the… CONTINUE READING
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