Tumor microcirculation evaluated by dynamic magnetic resonance imaging predicts therapy outcome for primary rectal carcinoma.

@article{Devries2001TumorME,
  title={Tumor microcirculation evaluated by dynamic magnetic resonance imaging predicts therapy outcome for primary rectal carcinoma.},
  author={Alexander Devries and J{\"u}rgen Griebel and Christian Kremser and Werner Judmaier and Thomas Gneiting and Alfons Kreczy and Dietmar Ofner and Karl Peter Pfeiffer and Gunnar Brix and Peter Lukas},
  journal={Cancer research},
  year={2001},
  volume={61 6},
  pages={2513-6}
}
Contrast enhanced dynamic studies of malignant tumors performed by computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are increasingly applied to characterize tumor microcirculation for the prediction of therapy outcome. The aim of our study was to correlate perfusion index (PI) values determined in primary rectal carcinoma before chemoradiation with therapy outcome. In 17 patients with clinically staged T3 primary rectal carcinoma, dynamic MRI was performed before the onset of therapy… CONTINUE READING