The incremental effect of positron emission tomography on diagnostic accuracy in the initial staging of esophageal carcinoma (pages 148–156)
Hiroyuki Kato, Tatsuya Miyazaki, Masanobu Nakajima, Junko Takita, Hitoshi Kimura, Ahmad Faried, Makoto Sohda, Yasuyuki Fukai, Norihiro Masuda, Minoru Fukuchi, Ryokuhei Manda, Hitoshi Ojima, Katsuhiko Tsukada, Hiroyuki Kuwano, Noboru Oriuchi and Keigo Endo
Article first published online: 22 NOV 2004 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.20724
The purpose of the current study was to assess whether [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) provides incremental value compared with computed tomography (CT), which is the most commonly used conventional imaging modality. The authors compared the respective results of both imaging modalities. The overall incremental value of FDG-PET compared with CT with regard to staging accuracy was 14%. The authors concluded that FDG-PET would be a valuable tool for the initial staging of patients with esophageal carcinoma.