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Subsequent treatment strategy of head and neck cancer

Case Study
PET/CT Clinical Science Philips Healthcare USA

Courtesy of University Hospitals - Case Medical Center

Clinical history

This 60 year-old, 157 lb / 71.6 kg male patient has a history of locoregional head and neck cancer. PET/CT was performed prior to treatment and again following therapy.

Scan parameters
  • 6 min. PET acquisition
  • 120 kV
  • 45 mAs

Images and interpretation

 Post-therapy (Top images); Pre-therapy (Bottom images).
Post-therapy (Top images); Pre-therapy (Bottom images).

Clinical findings

The study comparison demonstrates interval improvement in the post-therapeutic scan.

Physician impression

PET/CT improves the accuracy in evaluating therapy response over CT alone. In patients where PET/CT reveals no residual lymphadenopathy, evidence has shown that planned neck dissection may no longer be necessary.

References

"Clinical Utility of 18F-FDG PET/CT in Assessing the Neck After Concurrent Chemoradiotherapy for Locoregional Advanced Head and Neck Cancer", Ong, et al. JNM. 2008; 49(4): 532-540.


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