surveillance scanning

surveillance scanning

The use of various imaging modalities (e.g., CT and MRI) to detect and follow patients with certain diseases (e.g., brain tumours), based on the assumptions that
(1) Tumours may recur either without symptoms, or long before symptoms appear; and
(2) Early management of those tumours will improve survival.

For many tumours (e.g., medulloblastomas in children), while tumour recurrences are detected earlier with surveillance scanning, early treatment does not improve survival.

surveillance scanning

Imaging The use of various imaging modalities–eg, CT and MRI, to detect and follow Pts with certain diseases–eg, brain tumors
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Although this has traditionally been managed conservatively with regular surveillance scanning, there is an emerging trend towards elective embolization in patients before the development of symptoms [10].
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