FDG PET/CT in the management of nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

OBJECTIVE: FDG PET/CT has a growing role in the diagnosis and management of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). FDG PET has greater efficacy for N and M staging than other modalities, which enables the treating oncologists to select the appropriate mode of treatment. FDG PET/CT helps in radiation therapy planning, provides valuable prognostic information, and is useful in the assessment of therapy response and in follow-up to detect recurrences. CONCLUSION: FDG PET/CT is a valuable imaging test in the management of NPC.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mohandas, A; Marcus, C; Kang, H; Truong, M-T; Subramaniam, RM

Published Date

  • August 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 203 / 2

Start / End Page

  • W146 - W157

PubMed ID

  • 25055290

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1546-3141

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2214/AJR.13.12420

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States