Radiologic assessment of esophageal cancer

A. Tuba Kendi, David M. Schuster, Valeria M. Moncayo

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Imaging in esophageal cancer plays a pivotal role, including diagnosis, staging, and evaluation of response to treatment. The specific features of the different conventional anatomic modalities such as esophagograms, endoscopic ultrasound, CT, and MRI are explained. In addition, the role of PET/CT, a functional and anatomic modality, is illustrated. In this chapter, the specific role of each modality is explained for each of the pillars of staging (T, N, M) along with evidence-based facts and most relevant guidelines in the use of imaging, including the updated eighth edition of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC)/Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) cancer staging manuals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEsophageal Cancer
Subtitle of host publicationPrevention, Diagnosis and Therapy
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9783030298326
ISBN (Print)9783030298319
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019


  • Computed tomography
  • Esophageal ultrasound
  • Esophagogram
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Magnetic resonance
  • Positron emission tomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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