CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology 2021; 4(03): 194-205
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1735217
Review Article

Imaging of Gastric Carcinoma. Part One: Diagnosis and Staging

Muhammad O. Awiwi
1   Department of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Texas, United States
Rochita V. Ramanan
2   Apollo Hospital Chennai, India
Mohamed Elshikh
3   Department of Radiology, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Texas, United States
Raghunandan Vikram
1   Department of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Texas, United States
› Author Affiliations
Funding None.


Gastric cancer is one of the leading causes of death from malignancy. Despite the enormous advancement in medical oncology over the past decade, surgical resection of early tumors remains the most effective treatment. Accurate interpretation of radiologic imaging studies is crucial for staging local disease spread, predicting possible lymphatic involvement, and identifying metastatic disease, thereby guiding management plans. This article reviews imaging patterns of the normal stomach along with appearances of gastric cancer, its local spread patterns and distant metastasis, and also describes key features pertaining to preoperative staging.

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Article published online:
08 November 2021

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