Author Affiliation: Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.
Planning treatment for patients with cancer relies heavily on imaging
information to establish tumor stage at presentation and to assess tumor response
to treatment. It is also becoming increasingly desirable to define precisely
the tumor target to deliver various forms of local treatment as accurately
as possible. Because different imaging modalities have different inherent
soft tissue contrast properties, use of several imaging modalities in a stepwise
approach is common.
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