Radiological Imaging in Oesophageal and Gastric Cancers

  • Ayshea HameeduddinEmail author
Part of the Clinicians’ Guides to Radionuclide Hybrid Imaging book series (CGRHI)


Imaging modalities used to assess carcinoma of the oesophagus and stomach include barium studies, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), multi-detector CT (MDCT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and PET-CT (see separate chapter). Historically, patients who presented with dysphagia were frequently referred for a barium swallow study if an irregular stricture was identified they proceeded to endoscopy for diagnosis. Assessment of the stomach with barium required a double-contrast study with contrast and air to detect and localise a gastric tumour; however due to advances in endoscopy, EUS and MDCT, the use of barium studies has declined [1].


Gastric Carcinoma Oesophageal Carcinoma Irregular Stricture Multimodality Imaging Approach Hepatoduodenal Lymph Node 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Radiology and Nuclear MedicineBarts Health NHS TrustLondonUK

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