Application of PET and PET-CT in Cancer of the Gastrointestinal System

  • B. R. MittalEmail author
  • Rahul Parghane
  • J. Mohan Roop


Esophageal and gastric cancers are highly aggressive malignancies with poor prognosis. Surgical resection is the primary curative treatment for early esophageal and gastric cancers. Multimodality treatment involving preoperative chemotherapy with or without radiation followed by surgical resection in suitable patients is increasingly becoming popular in patients who have locally advanced cancers.


Gastric Cancer Esophageal Cancer Neuroendocrine Tumor Signet Ring Cell Carcinoma Islet Cell Tumor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Nuclear Medicine and PETPostgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences and ResearchChandigarhIndia

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