Evaluation of cervical lymph nodes in head and neck cancer with CT and MRI: tips, traps, and a systematic approach.


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OBJECTIVE: In this article, we present a 4-step approach to evaluating lymph nodes in the setting of head and neck squamous cell and thyroid carcinoma and highlight important tips and traps. CONCLUSION: The presence and extent of nodal metastases in head and neck cancer has a great impact on treatment and prognosis. Pretreatment CT and MRI of the neck are commonly performed to evaluate for nodal metastases.

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Cited Authors

  • Hoang, JK; Vanka, J; Ludwig, BJ; Glastonbury, CM

Published Date

  • January 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 200 / 1

Start / End Page

  • W17 - W25

PubMed ID

  • 23255768

Pubmed Central ID

  • 23255768

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1546-3141

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0361-803X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2214/ajr.12.8960


  • eng