Oncology NEWS Today Blog Vol 18 No 11

Making the most of gastric imaging requires clear communication between oncologists and radiologist

November 19, 2009

There is a complex array of tests for imaging the abdomen, but there are really only three things that oncologists need to tell radiologists in order to get the most from these imaging studies, according to Fergus V. Coakley, MD, chief of abdominal imaging at the University of California, San Francisco. “We need you to tell us the working diagnosis; what treatment the patient has had; and, the most critical, what is the question you want answered by this test? That’s the most important one,” Dr. Coakley said during a presentation at ASCO 2009 in Orlando.