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07-12-2013 | Colorectal cancer | Book chapter | Article

38. Colorectal Cancer

Authors: MD Roberto García-Figueiras, MD Sandra Baleato-González, MD Antonio Gómez-Caamaño, MD Ana Alvarez-Castro, MD, PhD Jesús Paredes-Cotoré

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg


Functional and molecular imaging techniques have a growing role in colorectal cancer. These techniques may be useful tools in the process of management of patients with colorectal cancer including diagnosis, prognosis, planning therapy, and assessment of response to treatment. In addition, this chapter will review recent developments in imaging technologies, validation of these newer imaging techniques, evolving roles for these techniques, and challenges for their implementation.

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