Imaging and Screening of Cancer of the Small Bowel

Jin Sil Kim, Seong Ho Park, Stephanie Hansel, Joel G. Fletcher

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Delayed diagnosis of small bowel cancers frequently occurs and may arise because of many factors, including low incidence of disease, difficult endoscopic access, lack of mucosal mass or abnormality, subtle radiologic features, and low index of clinical suspicion. As small bowel cancers are rare and their causes are largely unknown, routine population-based screening of asymptomatic patients to find precursor lesions or early cancers is ineffective. However, targeted screening/surveillance strategies are used in specific at-risk and symptomatic patient populations. This article reviews issues regarding early diagnosis of small bowel cancers, with focus on state-of-the-art cross-sectional imaging techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1273-1291
Number of pages19
JournalRadiologic Clinics of North America
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2017


  • CT
  • Cancer
  • MR
  • Screening
  • Small bowel
  • Surveillance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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