18F-FDG PET/CT surveillance at 3–6 and 12 months for detection of recurrence and second primary cancer in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma

@inproceedings{Kim201318FFDGPS,
  title={18F-FDG PET/CT surveillance at 3–6 and 12 months for detection of recurrence and second primary cancer in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma},
  author={J. P. Kim and Jong Lyel Roh and J S Kim and Jason H Lee and K Cho and S-H Choi and Soon Yuhl Nam and S Y Kim},
  booktitle={British Journal of Cancer},
  year={2013}
}
Background:Early detection of recurrence of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), which is often obscured by surgical or radiotherapy-induced tissue distortion, is essential for proper patient management.Methods:A total of 143 consecutive patients with previously untreated HNSCC were evaluated by whole-body fluorine 18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT) and regular clinical follow-up after curative treatment. The 18F-FDG PET/CT was… CONTINUE READING
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