Tumor microcirculation and diffusion predict therapy outcome for primary rectal carcinoma.

@article{Devries2003TumorMA,
  title={Tumor microcirculation and diffusion predict therapy outcome for primary rectal carcinoma.},
  author={Alexander Devries and Christian Kremser and Patrick A. Hein and J{\"u}rgen Griebel and Alfons Krezcy and Dietmar Ofner and Karl Peter Pfeiffer and Peter Lukas and Werner Judmaier},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={2003},
  volume={56 4},
  pages={958-65}
}
PURPOSE The aim of our study was to correlate perfusion indices and apparent diffusion coefficients with therapy outcome after chemoradiation. METHODS AND MATERIALS In 34 patients with primary rectal carcinoma (cT3) undergoing preoperative chemoradiation, pretherapeutic perfusion indices and apparent diffusion coefficients were obtained by dynamic or diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging. Therapy response was defined if the pathologic observation revealed no invasion into the… CONTINUE READING