Tumor/normal esophagus ratio in 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography for response and prognosis stratification after neoadjuvant chemotherapy for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma

@article{Izumi2015TumornormalER,
  title={Tumor/normal esophagus ratio in 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography for response and prognosis stratification after neoadjuvant chemotherapy for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma},
  author={Dasiuke Izumi and Naoya Yoshida and Masayuki Watanabe and Shinya Shiraishi and Takatsugu Ishimoto and Keisuke Kosumi and Ryuma Tokunaga and Katsunobu Taki and Takaaki Higashi and Kazuto Harada and Tatsunori Miyata and Satoshi Ida and Y U Imamura and Shiro Iwagami and Yoshifumi Baba and Yasuo Sakamoto and Yuji Miyamoto and Yasuyuki Yamashita and Hideo Baba},
  journal={Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2015},
  volume={51},
  pages={788-795}
}
Positron emission tomography (PET) response criteria in solid tumors were recently proposed as a standardized method for the metabolic and quantitative assessment of response to chemotherapy. However, use of these criteria is limited in many institutions because of the need for exclusive software. This study was designed to clarify whether tumor to normal… CONTINUE READING