Magnetic resonance imaging of an ileal carcinoid tumor. Correlation with CT and US

Clin Imaging. 2003 Nov-Dec;27(6):403-7. doi: 10.1016/s0899-7071(03)00004-4.


The authors report the case of an advanced carcinoid tumor located in the distal ileum studied with CT, US and MRI. The lesion was deeply invasive and associated with liver metastases and peritoneal spreading. Imaging findings obtained with the different modalities have been reported, compared and discussed. MRI may play a role in the diagnosis and staging of carcinoid tumors, although CT still remains the investigation of choice.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Carcinoid Tumor / diagnosis*
  • Carcinoid Tumor / pathology
  • Carcinoid Tumor / secondary
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Ileal Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Ileal Neoplasms / pathology
  • Liver Neoplasms / secondary
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasm Invasiveness
  • Peritoneal Neoplasms / secondary
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*
  • Ultrasonography*