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Update on Endoscopy-Based Imaging Techniques in the Diagnosis of Esophageal Cancer

MANUELA IOANA VASILE(1), C.S. MIREA(2), I.D. VÎLCEA(2), C.V. OBLEAGA(3), RALUCA CÂMPEANU(4), M. POPESCU(5), I. Rogoveanu(6), S. Cazacu(6), S.Ș. MOGOANTĂ(2), E. Moraru(2)

(1)Radiology and Medical Imaging Department, Emergency Clinical Hospital Craiova, Romania, (2)Second Surgical Clinic, Emergency Clinical Hospital Craiova, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania, (3)Second Surgical Clinic, Emergency Clinical Hospital Craiova, (4)Oncological Department, Emergency Clinical Hospital Craiova, Romania, (5)Radiology and Medical Imaging Department, Emergency Clinical Hospital Craiova, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania, (6)Gastroenterology Department, Emergency Clinical Hospital Craiova, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania

    Abstract: The early diagnosis of esophageal cancer is necessary for improving the surviving of patients with this disease. To ensure an accurate staging, there are necessary imaging tests to establish the local and regional extension, as well as excluding the metastases. Computed tomography (CT), endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS), and positron emission computed tomography (PET-CT) constitute standard methods for esophageal cancer staging. These techniques are complementary; using only one of these tests is not suitable for correct staging. The role of EUS has improved the doctors’ ability to evaluate and select the patients to undergo surgery, radiotherapy, or chemotherapy.
    Keywords: esophageal cancer, digestive endoscopy, medical imaging

DOI 10.12865/CHSJ.43.04.01 


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