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PURPOSE We prospectively compared PET/CT and conventional imaging for initial staging of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). METHODS A total of 111 patients with histologically proven NPC were investigated with PET/CT and conventional imaging (head-and-neck MRI, chest X-ray, abdominal ultrasound, and bone scan) before treatment. The respective findings were(More)
UNLABELLED Conventional work-up (CWU) with chest radiography, abdominal ultrasonography, and skeletal scintigraphy has limited value in M staging of nonkeratinizing nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Our aim was to evaluate whether (18)F-FDG PET could replace CWU by comparing their diagnostic efficacies. METHODS Patients with histologically proven(More)
Our aim was to retrospectively assess the diagnostic performance from combined positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the detection of bone marrow invasion of the mandible or maxilla in patients with oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OCSCC). A total of 114 patients with OCSCC, arising from or(More)
UNLABELLED Accurate evaluation of primary tumors and cervical lymph node status of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the oral cavity is important to treatment planning and prognosis prediction. In this prospective study, we evaluated the use of 18F-FDG PET, CT/MRI, and their visual correlation for the identification of primary tumors and cervical nodal(More)
UNLABELLED The plasma concentration of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) DNA is associated with tumor burden and prognosis in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), but data on the relationship between viral load and (18)F-FDG PET functional parameters are lacking. We examined the association of (18)F-FDG PET functional parameters and EBV DNA load with the(More)
We sought to prospectively evaluate the accuracy of 3.0-Tesla whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (WB-MRI) and integrated fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) (FDG-PETCT), and their combined interpretation for the assessment of distant-site status in 150 patients with untreated nasopharyngeal carcinoma(More)
The clinical usefulness of pretreatment imaging techniques for predicting neck control in patients with oropharyngeal or hypopharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OHSCC) treated with chemoradiation remains unclear. In this prospective study, we investigated the role of pretreatment dynamic contrast-enhanced perfusion MR imaging (DCE-PWI), diffusion-weighted(More)
AIM The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate the ability of fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) in the detection of synchronous cancers during staging workup for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS We performed a retrospective chart review of 426 Taiwanese patients with(More)
The role of pretreatment dynamic contrast-enhanced perfusion MR imaging (DCE-PWI) and diffusion-weighted MR imaging (DWI) in predicting the treatment response of oropharyngeal or hypopharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OHSCC) to chemoradiation remains unclear. We prospectively investigated the ability of pharmacokinetic parameters derived from pretreatment(More)
PURPOSE To assess the clinical usefulness of [(18)F]fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography ([18F]FDG PET) as well as computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in oral squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) patients with palpably negative neck. PATIENTS AND METHODS In total, 134 oral SCC patients with palpably negative neck were(More)