Rofo 2019; 191(04): 298-310
DOI: 10.1055/a-0721-1947
© Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Updated S3 Guidelines – Diagnosis and Treatment of Colorectal Carcinoma: Relevance for Radiological Diagnosis and Intervention

Article in several languages: English | deutsch
Thomas J. Vogl
1   Institute for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University Hospital Frankfurt, Germany
Philippe L. Pereira
2   Radiology, Minimal Invasive Therapies and Nuclear Medicine, SLK-Kliniken, Heilbronn, Germany
Thomas Helmberger
6   Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine, Munich, Germany
Andreas G. Schreyer
3   Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University Hospital Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
Wolff Schmiegel
4   Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Hospital Bochum, Bochum, Germany
Sebastian Fischer
1   Institute for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University Hospital Frankfurt, Germany
Christopher Herzog
5   Radiology, München, Germany
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Publication History

09 July 2018

06 August 2018

Publication Date:
24 September 2018 (online)


The updated German S3 guidelines “Colorectal Carcinoma“ were created as part of the oncology program of the Association of the Scientific Medical Societies (AWMF), German Cancer Society and the German Cancer Aid under the auspices of the German Society for Digestive and Metabolic Disorders (DGVS) and they replace the previous guidelines from 2013. The main changes in the updated guidelines include the latest recommendations regarding endoscopy and adjuvant/neoadjuvant therapies as well as a complete restructuring of the section regarding therapeutic approach in metastases and in the palliative situation. The present manuscript discusses the importance of the current recommendations for radiological diagnosis and treatment and is intended to enhance the quality of patient information and patient care by widespread distribution.

Key Points:

  • Radiological recommendations for treating patients with colorectal carcinoma are presented.

  • The different possibilities of radiological imaging for diagnosis are documented in detail.

  • Radiologists should be acquainted with the different possibilities of oncological intervention in patients with colorectal carcinoma.

Citation Format

  • Vogl TJ, Pereira PL, Schreyer AG et al. Updated S3 Guidelines – Diagnosis and Treatment of Colorectal Carcinoma: Relevance for Radiological Diagnosis and Intervention. Fortschr Röntgenstr 2019; 191: 298 – 310

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