The multidisciplinary team for gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumours: The radiologist's challenge

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Abstract

Gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumours (GEP-NETs) are a heterogeneous group of tumours. An effective diagnosis requires a multimodal approach that combines evaluation of clinical symptoms, hormonelevels, radiological and nuclear imaging, and histological confirmation. Imaging plays a critical role in NETs diagnosis, prognosis and management, so the radiologists are important members of the multidisciplinary team. During diagnostic work-up two critical issues are present: firstly the need to identify tumor presence and secondly to define the primary site and assess regional and distant metastases. The most appropriate imaging technique depends on the type of neuroendocrine tumour and the availability of specialized imaging techniques and expertise. There is no general consensus on the most efficient imaging pathway, reflecting the challenge in reliably detection of these tumours.

Original languageEnglish
JournalRadiology and Oncology
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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Neoplasms
Symptom Assessment
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neoplasm Metastasis
Gastro-enteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumor
Radiologists

Keywords

  • computed tomography
  • contrast-enhanced ultrasound
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • neuroendocrine tumours
  • ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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