Magnetic Resonance Imaging for the Clinical Management of Rectal Cancer Patients: Recommendations from the 2012 European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR) Consensus Meeting

This clinical practice guideline reviews the use of MRI for primary clinical staging or restaging of rectal cancer. The guideline provides recommendations on MRI requirements and sequences, criteria for MRI assessment, and MRI reporting. Imaging techniques including endorectal ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), and positron emission tomography (PET) are also discussed.