Why most PET of lung and head-and-neck cancer will be PET/CT.

  title={Why most PET of lung and head-and-neck cancer will be PET/CT.},
  author={Gerhard W. Goerres and Gustav K von Schulthess and Hans C. Steinert},
  journal={Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine},
  volume={45 Suppl 1},
Experience in our and other institutions with PET/CT imaging of lung and head and neck cancers has shown that this new modality has higher specificity and sensitivity than PET alone and in certain settings even when compared to PET and CT viewed side by side. The largest experience exists with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), in which it has been demonstrated that PET/CT is superior to PET and CT in T and in N staging. Superiority in M staging has yet to be demonstrated. CT contrast media… CONTINUE READING
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