Perfusion MRI at three Tesla in rectal cancer
Colorectal cancer rank number three among cancer cases in France each year. Recent studies have proved that the number of deaths due to this pathology is actually at the second place, corresponding to 18,000 men or women per year.
Global staging of this pathology is already made using MRI examination to see local tumor implantation before any surgery. Studying at the same time the quality of human rectal tumor perfusion and quantifying it using a three Tesla MRI could participate to evaluate tumor staging. Perfusion MR imaging could be used to measure functional vascular patterns of the tumor in order to appreciate angiogenesis.