Staging of untreated nasopharyngeal carcinoma with PET/CT: comparison with conventional imaging work-up

@article{Ng2008StagingOU,
  title={Staging of untreated nasopharyngeal carcinoma with PET/CT: comparison with conventional imaging work-up},
  author={Shu-Hang Ng and S Chan and Tzu-Chen Yen and Joseph Tung-Chien Chang and Chun-ta Liao and Sheung-fat Ko and F H Liu and S. Chin and Kang-Hsing Fan and C A Hsu},
  journal={European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging},
  year={2008},
  volume={36},
  pages={12-22}
}
We prospectively compared PET/CT and conventional imaging for initial staging of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). A total of 111 patients with histologically proven NPC were investigated with PET/CT and conventional imaging (head-and-neck MRI, chest X-ray, abdominal ultrasound, and bone scan) before treatment. The respective findings were reviewed independently and then compared with each other. With regard to T staging, PET/CT showed a discrepancy with head-and-neck MRI in 36 (32.4%) of the… CONTINUE READING