Usefulness of thallium-201 SPECT imaging for the evaluation of local recurrence of colorectal cancer.

@article{Sumi1998UsefulnessOT,
  title={Usefulness of thallium-201 SPECT imaging for the evaluation of local recurrence of colorectal cancer.},
  author={Yukiharu Sumi and Yutaka Ozaki and Noboru Shindoh and Shinsuke Kyogoku and Hiroshi Katayama},
  journal={Annals of nuclear medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={191-5}
}
PURPOSE To clarify the accumulation of thallium-201 in recurrent tumors in patients who had undergone resection of colorectal cancer and to evaluate the usefulness of thallium-201 single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) images for distinguishing recurrent tumors from postoperative changes. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thallium-201 SPECT images and CT images of 22 consecutive patients suspected to have local recurrence of colorectal cancer based on clinical symptoms and signs were reviewed… CONTINUE READING