FDG PET/CT in the management of colorectal and anal cancers

Ankit Agarwa, Charles Marcus, Jennifer Xiao, Prachi Nene, Lisa A. Kachnic, Rathan M. Subramaniam

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OBJECTIVE. CT remains the imaging modality of choice in the diagnosis of colorectal cancer (CRC) and anal cancer. However, advances in imaging have expanded the role of MRI and PET/CT. This article focuses on the evolving role of FDG PET/CT in the diagnosis, radiation therapy planning, therapy assessment, and posttherapy monitoring of CRC and anal cancer. CONCLUSION. FDG PET/CT is a valuable imaging modality that impacts the clinical management of patients with CRC and those with anal cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1109-1119
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1 2014


  • Anal cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • PET/CT
  • Radiation therapy planning
  • Therapy assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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