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Abstract #1630

Evaluation of esophageal cancer: comparison of MRI and CT

Wei Wang1, Wei Li1, Xueqian Shang1, and Xiaoying Wang1

1Peking University First Hospital, Beijing, China, People's Republic of

The study preliminary compared the ability of non-contrast-enhanced MRI and contrast-enhanced CT in detection, characterization and staging of esophageal cancer. Ten patients’ chest CT and MR images were subjectively evaluated. We found that MR was not inferior to CT, and showed superior capacity in detecting early unapparent cancer, delineating the tumor precisely and depicting perfect contrast of surrounding structures. Also MR was relatively safe than contrast-enhanced CT. MR may be a potential useful tool for evaluation esophageal cancer.

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