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PICTORIAL ESSAY
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 249-258

Role of positron emission tomography/computed tomography in gastrointestinal malignancies: A brief review and pictorial eswsay


1 Department of Nuclear Medicine, HBCH and RC (TMC), Mullanpur, Punjab, India
2 Department of Nuclear Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. (Prof.) Rakesh Kumar
Department of Nuclear Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijnm.ijnm_208_21

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Positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) is increasingly becoming a mainstay in diagnosis and management of many malignant disorders. However, its role in the assessment of gastro-intestinal lesions is still evolving. The aim of this review was to demonstrate the areas, where PET/CT is impactful and where it has limitations. This will allow for us to reduce unnecessary investigations and develop methods to overcome the limitations.


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