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Research progresses of imaging diagnosis of colorectal cancer

XU Si-jia, ZHANG Xie-yi, HUANG Gang, SONG Shao-li   

  1. Department of Nuclear Medicine, Renji Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200127, China
  • Online:2016-01-28 Published:2016-02-26
  • Supported by:

    National Nature Science Foundation of China, 81471708, 81101073。


Imaging diagnostic techniques are crucial for screening and diagnosing the colorectal cancer. In recent years, the emergence of virtual CT colonoscopy, phased array coils, fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography (18F-FDG-PET), and novel contrast enhancement agents, etc has brought the revolution to the diagnosis of colorectal cancer. This paper compares the pros and cons of various imaging techniques and reviews recent research progresses of imaging diagnosis of colorectal cancer.

Key words: colorectal cancer, imaging diagnosis, virtual CT colonoscopy, fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography