Head and neck cancer: dedicated FDG PET/CT protocol for detection--phantom and initial clinical studies.

@article{Yamamoto2007HeadAN,
  title={Head and neck cancer: dedicated FDG PET/CT protocol for detection--phantom and initial clinical studies.},
  author={Yuka Yamamoto and Terence Z. Wong and Timothy G. Turkington and Thomas C. Hawk and Robert E. Coleman},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={244 1},
  pages={
          263-72
        }
}
PURPOSE To retrospectively compare the sensitivity of a dedicated fluorine 18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) protocol versus a standard whole-body PET/CT protocol for detection of head and neck cancer, with biopsy and follow-up as reference standards. MATERIALS AND METHODS Institutional review board approval and informed consent were obtained for this HIPAA-compliant study. Dedicated and standard PET/CT protocols were performed in a… CONTINUE READING

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