Fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission tomography imaging of head and neck squamous cell cancer.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The hybrid technique of PET/CT has significantly impacted the imaging and management of HNSCC since its introduction in 2001 and has become the technique of choice for imaging of this cancer. Diagnostic FDG-PET/CT is useful for identification of an unknown primary tumor, delineation of extent of primary tumor, detection of regional lymph node involvement even in a normal-sized node, detection of distant metastases and occasional synchronous primary tumor, assessment of therapy response, and long-term surveillance for recurrence and metastases. The role of PET/CT is evolving in radiation therapy planning. Combined diagnostic PET/CT provides the best anatomic and metabolic in vivo information for the comprehensive management of HNSCC.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Subramaniam, RM; Truong, M; Peller, P; Sakai, O; Mercier, G

Published Date

  • April 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 31 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 598 - 604

PubMed ID

  • 19910448

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC7964245

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1936-959X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0195-6108

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3174/ajnr.a1760


  • eng