FDG-PET/CT in Cancers of the Head and Neck: What is the Definition of Whole Body Scanning?

@article{Iagaru2010FDGPETCTIC,
  title={FDG-PET/CT in Cancers of the Head and Neck: What is the Definition of Whole Body Scanning?},
  author={Andrei Iagaru and Erik Mittra and Sanjiv Sam Gambhir},
  journal={Molecular Imaging and Biology},
  year={2010},
  volume={13},
  pages={362-367}
}
The role of 2-deoxy-2-[F-18]fluoro-D-glucose-positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) was studied in a variety of cancers, including head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC) and nasopharyngeal carcinomas (NPC), with several presentations indicating that for these clinical entities a “whole-body” (i.e., eyes to thighs) may yield little additional information. Therefore, we were prompted to review our experience with PET/computed tomography (CT) in the management of patients with HNSCC and… CONTINUE READING