What is the most accurate whole-body imaging modality for assessment of local and distant recurrent disease in colorectal cancer? A meta-analysis
European Journal of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging, 04/15/2011
Evidence Based Medicine
Maas M et al. – Both whole–body PET and PET/CT are very accurate for the detection of local and/or distant recurrent disease in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients with a (high) suspicion of recurrent disease. CT has the lowest diagnostic performance. This difference is probably mainly due to the lower accuracy of CT for detection of extrahepatic metastases (including local recurrence).