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Screening for Synchronous Metastases in Colorectal Cancer With DW-MRI (SERENADE)

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Last updated:5th Sep 2014

Patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer routinely undergo a CT scan to identify whether the cancer has spread to other parts of the body, but diagnosis of secondary cancer in the liver is difficult using conventional CT. MRI is known to be better than CT at diagnosing cancer in the liver but it takes a long time to do. Recently it has been suggested that limited MRI of the liver can identify most cancer in the liver, however this has not yet been proven to be effective in patients with a new diagnosis of colorectal cancer. The purpose of this study is to test whether a quick MRI scan of the liver at the time colorectal cancer is diagnosed can identify more cancer that has spread to the liver than conventional CT.

All patients who have been diagnosed with a high risk type of colorectal cancer but no liver metastases on CT will be eligible to take part in the study.

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Study start date 2014-09-05

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