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

  1. Locating some primary lesions not identified by conventional imaging
  2. Detecting tumor metastases in normal sized lymph nodes
  3. Staging for distant metastases or second primary lesion
  4. Assessing treatment response and evaluating after surgery or radiation treatment
  5. 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.

Case Studies

Title Description Author
Case 01 Identification of primary malignancy Dr. Todd Blodgett, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Case 02 Follow-up after treatment Dr. Todd Blodgett, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA