Posttreatment CT and MR imaging in head and neck cancer: what the radiologist needs to know.

  title={Posttreatment CT and MR imaging in head and neck cancer: what the radiologist needs to know.},
  author={Naoko Saito and Rohini N. Nadgir and Mitsuhiko Nakahira and Masahiro Takahashi and Akira Uchino and Fumiko Kimura and Minh Tam Truong and Osamu Sakai},
  journal={Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc},
  volume={32 5},
  pages={1261-82; discussion 1282-4}
In patients with head and neck cancer, posttreatment imaging can be complicated and difficult to interpret because of the complexity of the surgical procedures performed and the postirradiation changes, but such imaging is critical for the evaluation of (a) the response to therapy and (b) tumor control. Posttreatment changes are affected by the type of surgery performed, reconstruction, neck dissection, and radiation therapy. Three types of flaps are used for reconstruction in the head and neck… CONTINUE READING
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