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PET/Computed Tomography: Post-therapy Follow-up in Head and Neck Cancer.

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You, H; Subramaniam, RM
Published in: PET Clin
April 2022

PET/computed tomography (CT) is a valuable tool in post-therapy follow-up of head and neck cancers. PET/CT is sensitive and specific, can detect recurrences that otherwise may be missed on routine clinical examination or conventional imaging, and also can have an impact on patient management. National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines recommend PET/CT be performed within 3 months to 6 months after therapy. After this baseline scan, however, further routine PET/CT surveillance in asymptomatic patients has unclear benefit. Additional post-therapy PET/CT imaging should be individualized to patients based on considerations such as tumor type, stage, prognostic factors, symptoms, and clinical assessment.

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PET Clin

DOI

EISSN

1879-9809

Publication Date

April 2022

Volume

17

Issue

2

Start / End Page

319 / 326

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Radiopharmaceuticals
  • Positron-Emission Tomography
  • Positron Emission Tomography Computed Tomography
  • Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging
  • Humans
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Fluorodeoxyglucose F18
  • 3211 Oncology and carcinogenesis
 

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You, H., & Subramaniam, R. M. (2022). PET/Computed Tomography: Post-therapy Follow-up in Head and Neck Cancer. PET Clin, 17(2), 319–326. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpet.2021.12.001
You, Helena, and Rathan M. Subramaniam. “PET/Computed Tomography: Post-therapy Follow-up in Head and Neck Cancer.PET Clin 17, no. 2 (April 2022): 319–26. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpet.2021.12.001.
You H, Subramaniam RM. PET/Computed Tomography: Post-therapy Follow-up in Head and Neck Cancer. PET Clin. 2022 Apr;17(2):319–26.
You, Helena, and Rathan M. Subramaniam. “PET/Computed Tomography: Post-therapy Follow-up in Head and Neck Cancer.PET Clin, vol. 17, no. 2, Apr. 2022, pp. 319–26. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.cpet.2021.12.001.
You H, Subramaniam RM. PET/Computed Tomography: Post-therapy Follow-up in Head and Neck Cancer. PET Clin. 2022 Apr;17(2):319–326.
Journal cover image

Published In

PET Clin

DOI

EISSN

1879-9809

Publication Date

April 2022

Volume

17

Issue

2

Start / End Page

319 / 326

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Radiopharmaceuticals
  • Positron-Emission Tomography
  • Positron Emission Tomography Computed Tomography
  • Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging
  • Humans
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Fluorodeoxyglucose F18
  • 3211 Oncology and carcinogenesis