Comparison of CT and MR imaging in staging of neck metastases.

  title={Comparison of CT and MR imaging in staging of neck metastases.},
  author={H D Curtin and Hemant Ishwaran and Anthony A. Mancuso and Robert W. Dalley and Daryl J Caudry and Barbara J Mcneil},
  volume={207 1},
PURPOSE To compare the abilities of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and computed tomography (CT) in detection of lymph node metastasis from head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS MR imaging and CT were performed with standard protocols in patients with known carcinoma of the oral cavity, oropharynx, hypopharynx, or larynx. Histopathologic examination was performed to validate imaging findings. Between 1991 and 1994, 213 patients undergoing 311 neck dissections were… CONTINUE READING


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