Routine follow-up by magnetic resonance imaging does not improve detection of resectable local recurrences from colorectal cancer.

@article{Titu2006RoutineFB,
  title={Routine follow-up by magnetic resonance imaging does not improve detection of resectable local recurrences from colorectal cancer.},
  author={Liviu V. Titu and Anthony N. Nicholson and John Edward Hartley and David J. Breen and John R. T. Monson},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={243 3},
  pages={348-52}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine if routine follow-up by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) improves the detection of resectable local recurrences from colorectal cancer. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Surgical treatment offers the best prospect of survival for patients with recurrent colorectal cancer. Unfortunately, most cases are often diagnosed at an unresectable stage when traditional follow-up methods are used. The impact of MRI surveillance on the early diagnosis of local recurrences has yet to be… CONTINUE READING