18F-FDG PET can replace conventional work-up in primary M staging of nonkeratinizing nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

@article{Liu200718FFDGPC,
  title={18F-FDG PET can replace conventional work-up in primary M staging of nonkeratinizing nasopharyngeal carcinoma.},
  author={F H Liu and Chien-Yu Lin and Joseph Tung-Chien Chang and Shu-Hang Ng and S I Chin and H M Wang and Chun-ta Liao and S Chan and Tzu-Chen Yen},
  journal={Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={48 10},
  pages={1614-9}
}
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 nonkeratinizing NPC and no prior treatment were prospectively enrolled. All study participants underwent CWU and (18)F-FDG PET for primary M staging… CONTINUE READING

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