Staging of squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity and oropharynx: a comparison of MRI and CT in T- and N-staging.

@article{Leslie1999StagingOS,
  title={Staging of squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity and oropharynx: a comparison of MRI and CT in T- and N-staging.},
  author={Anna Leslie and E C Fyfe and Philip G Guest and Paul Goddard and Julian Kabala},
  journal={Journal of computer assisted tomography},
  year={1999},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={43-9}
}
PURPOSE Our purpose was to assess the accuracy of CT and MRI in staging of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the oral cavity and oropharynx. METHOD Fifty-one episodes of primary and recurrent SCC were assessed with CT and MRI. The results were compared with pathological staging. RESULTS For staging primary tumours, the accuracy of MR was 77% and that of CT was 67%. For detecting recurrent tumour, the accuracy of MR was 89% and that of CT was 100%. For N-staging, nodal sites were divided… CONTINUE READING