Usefulness of fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography in patients with a residual structural abnormality after definitive treatment for squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck.

@article{Ware2004UsefulnessOF,
  title={Usefulness of fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography in patients with a residual structural abnormality after definitive treatment for squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck.},
  author={Robert E. Ware and Jane Matthews and Rodney J Hicks and Sandro Virgilio Porceddu and Annette Hogg and Danny Rischin and June F. Corry and L. J. Peters},
  journal={Head & neck},
  year={2004},
  volume={26 12},
  pages={1008-17}
}
BACKGROUND Residual structural abnormalities after definitive treatment of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) are common and pose difficult management problems. The usefulness of fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG PET) to supplement conventional evaluation with clinical and standard radiologic examination (CE) in such patients was assessed. METHODS Fifty-three eligible patients were identified with residual structural abnormalities on CE. True disease… CONTINUE READING