18F-FDG PETCT in upper GI malignancies

Author(s): Dr Hajira Ilyas, Dr Teresa Szyszko, Dr Sugama Chicklore

Hospital: King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas' PET Centre

Reference: RAD Magazine, 46, 541, 21-22


Oesophageal cancer is the third most common gastrointestinal (GI) malignancy worldwide, with a reported incidence of 9,101 new cases per annum in the UK. Its incidence is higher with increasing age and maximum in the elderly population. It is an aggressive cancer with a late presentation. It has a poor prognosis with a five-year survival of only 15-25%.

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