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Table 4 Changing pattern in patients’ stage as determined by PET/CT

From: Routine use of positron-emission tomography/computed tomography for staging of primary colorectal cancer: Does it affect clinical management?

  Change of stage Patients (%)
Down-staging Stage-III → Stage-II 3 (4.7)
  Stage-II → Stage-I 5 (7.8)
Over-staging Stage-II → Stage-IV 2 (3.1)
  Stage-III → Stage-IV 4 (6.2)
Total   14 (21.8)