Background: Preoperative staging of rectal cancer is critical for guiding therapy and prescribing the most appropriate treatment option. The purpose of this investigation was to compare the accuracy of endorectal surface coil magnetic resonance imaging (ERSCMRI) with endosonography (EUS) in staging rectal lesions. Methods: Fourteen patients with rectal carcinoma, initially detected by barium enema or sigmoidoscopy underwent ERSCMRI and EUS. Subsequent resection of the lesions was performed, and the staging accuracies of these two modalities are compared. Results: MR T-staging agreement with pathologic T-staging was similar to that of EUS, but MR enabled more accurate identification of nodal involvement. Conclusion: ERSCMRI produced greater overall accuracy in staging for rectal carcinoma than did EUS.
- Endoscopic US
- Rectal carcinoma
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging