Role of positron emission tomography (PET) in head and neck cancer.

  title={Role of positron emission tomography (PET) in head and neck cancer.},
  author={Mich{\`e}le Duet and Florent Hugonnet and Marc Faraggi},
  journal={European annals of otorhinolaryngology, head and neck diseases},
  volume={127 1},
F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography is now part of the initial stage III and IV cancer work-up and each time that metastasis or the presence of a second cancer is suspected that may contraindicate major surgery. Similarly, this exam should be undertaken when the conventional work-up is negative but there is isolated metastatic adenopathy. In therapeutic follow-up, a 3- or 4-month delay must be respected to prevent false-positive exams caused by inflammation. Although FDG-PET… CONTINUE READING