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OBJECTIVES To investigate the utility of positron-emission tomography/computed tomography (PET-CT) in identifying distant metastatic disease in patients with suspected recurrent head and neck squamous cell cancer (HNSCC). STUDY DESIGN Retrospective analysis. METHODS Retrospective analysis of 64 consecutive patients with suspected recurrent HNSCC(More)
OBJECTIVES Due to the significant potential morbidity of inguinal and pelvic lymphadenectomy, the search for an imaging modality that can accurately identify penile squamous cell carcinoma (SCCA) lymphatic metastases continues. Initial (18)F-FDG PET/CT studies have reported 80% sensitivity and 100% specificity in the detection of inguinal and obturator(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS Planned neck dissection following chemoradiation (CR) has been advocated in patients with head and neck squamous cell cancer (HNSCC) with advanced nodal disease and a clinical complete response to CR because of the potential for residual occult nodal disease. The utility of positron-emission tomography/computed tomography (PET-CT) in(More)
BACKGROUND Despite a paucity of evidence-based guidelines, the use of PET/CT (positron emission tomography/computed tomography) in the management of cancer patients is increasing. As widespread clinical application increases, unexpected radiographic findings are occasionally identified. These incidental findings are often suspicious for a second primary(More)
This article highlights the importance of functional imaging methods in the diagnosis and preoperative planning in temporal lobe epilepsy TLE). It starts with a discussion of the role of ictal and interictal single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and interictal positron emission tomography (PET) in lateralizing TLE. The next section discusses(More)
Radiological techniques are important in evaluating patients with gastrointestinal bleeding. Scintigraphic, computed tomographic angiographic, and enterographic techniques are sensitive tools in identifying the source of bleeding and may be useful in identifying patients likely to have a benign course and in selecting patients for therapeutic intervention.(More)
BACKGROUND On occasion, patients followed with positron emission tomographic (PET)/computed tomographic (CT) imaging for nonbreast malignancies will have incidental breast findings concerning for second primary breast cancers. The aim of this study was to determine the predictive value of PET/CT imaging to identify breast cancers in these patients. (More)