Which imaging studies are helpful in the staging of colon cancer?

Updated: Apr 15, 2020
  • Author: Tomislav Dragovich, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: N Joseph Espat, MD, MS, FACS  more...
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Imaging studies that may facilitate staging include the following:

  • Chest radiography

  • Chest computed tomography

  • Abdominal barium study

  • Abdominal/pelvic CT

  • Contrast ultrasonography of the abdomen and liver

  • Abdominal/pelvic MRI

  • Positron emission tomography, including fusion PET-CT scan


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