Preoperative positron emission tomography to evaluate potentially resectable hepatic colorectal metastases.

@article{Joyce2006PreoperativePE,
  title={Preoperative positron emission tomography to evaluate potentially resectable hepatic colorectal metastases.},
  author={David L. Joyce and Richard L. Wahl and Pavni V Patel and Richard David Schulick and Susan Gearhart and Michael A. Choti},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={141 12},
  pages={1220-6; discussion 1227}
}
HYPOTHESIS Positron emission tomography (PET) influences clinical management in the preoperative evaluation of patients with hepatic metastases from colorectal cancer. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Academic tertiary care center. PATIENTS From January 1, 2000, through December 31, 2002, 71 consecutive patients referred with potentially resectable hepatic metastases based on conventional imaging findings underwent PET or PET with computed tomography in the subsequent preoperative… CONTINUE READING