PET/CT in Head-neck Malignancies: The Implications for Personalized Clinical Practice.

PET Clin 2016 Jul;11(3):219-32

Department of Radiation Therapy, LAC-USC Medical Center, Keck Medical School of USC, 1983 Marengo Street, D&T Building, 4th Floor 4D334, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA.

PET/CT has been shown to help localize head and neck cancers and provide more accurate staging, post-treatment assessment, and restaging than standard imaging. PET/CT detects synchronous and metachronous cancers and sequelae of therapy and provides prognostic information for each patient. Information provided by PET/CT allows for more individualized therapeutic and surveillance plans for patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.

Download full-text PDF

Source
https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S15568598163001
Publisher Site
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cpet.2016.02.002DOI Listing
July 2016
4 Reads

Publication Analysis

Top Keywords

head neck
8
synchronous metachronous
4
metachronous cancers
4
cancers sequelae
4
sequelae therapy
4
detects synchronous
4
pet/ct detects
4
assessment restaging
4
post-treatment assessment
4
restaging standard
4
standard imaging
4
pet/ct
4
therapy prognostic
4
prognostic patient
4
patients head
4
plans patients
4
neck squamous
4
squamous cell
4
cell carcinoma
4
surveillance plans
4

Similar Publications