Radiological imaging of small-bowel tumors

Daisuke Tsurumaru, Kiyohisa Hiraka, Masahiro Komori, Tsuyoshi Tajima, Hiromu Hidaka, Hiroshi Honda

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    Abstract

    While diagnosis of small-bowel tumors is clinically difficult, imaging examinations have a great role in it. Small-bowel enteroclysis allows viewing of the entire small-bowel for evaluating tumor location, size, and shape. CT gives information on both the intra- and extraluminal features of small-bowel tumors, mesenteric abnormalities, and distant organ spread. Multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) has improved image quality and reduced scan times. Furthermore, CT enteroclysis using MDCT with adequate visceral distension allows good visualization of small-bowel tumors. It is very important for clinicians to know the characteristic imaging findings of small-bowel tumors, although they are rare.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1450-1453
    Number of pages4
    JournalJapanese Journal of Cancer and Chemotherapy
    Volume37
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 15 2010

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Oncology
    • Cancer Research

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