Head & Neck Cancer PET/CT Utilization and Case Studies
PET/CT is a noninvasive test that physicians utilize to stage the body for the presence or absence of active tumor, localize the tumor, assess the tumor response to treatment and detect recurrence in treated lesions.
PET/CT Utilization for Head and Neck Cancer
Locating some primary lesions not identified by conventional imaging
Detecting tumor metastases in normal sized lymph nodes
Staging for distant metastases or second primary lesion
Assessing treatment response and evaluating after surgery or radiation treatment
Detecting recurrent disease
Source: Atlas of Clinical Positron Emission Tomography by Sallie F. Barrington, Michael N. Maisey and Richard R. Wahl. Oxford University Press, Inc. New York, NY.