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Table 3 Comparison of techniques

From: Staging of oesophageal cancer

  Good for Poor for
CT Advanced mediastinal disease Tracheo-bronchial invasion Distant metastases Differentiating T stage Identifying involved lymph nodes
— liver  
— lung  
— para-aortic nodes  
EUS T stage Local nodal involvement Distant metastases Tracheo-bronchial invasion
  Tumour stenosis limits use in advanced disease
PET Distant metastases Regional nodes Response to treatment T stage and local invasion Local nodes