[Role of [18]-FDG PET/CT in the initial staging of head and neck cancers].

OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of fusion of positron emission tomography with computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) in the initial staging of head and neck carcinomas. METHODS This retrospective study included 44 patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the upper aerodigestive tract. Patients underwent a standard workup and a PET/CT image fusion during the… CONTINUE READING