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Poster Presentations: American Head and Neck Society
August 2006

P071 Assessment of Response Using Fluorodeoxyglucose F18 Positron Emission Tomography and Computed Tomography to Evaluate Patients With Head and Neck Cancer After Definitive Radiation Therapy: Preliminary Results

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006;132(8):879-880. doi:10.1001/archotol.132.8.879-c

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa;

Barts and the London School of Medicine, Queen Mary, London, England

Objective: To evaluate the detection of persistent disease following definitive radiation therapy in patients with head and neck cancer using fluorodeoxyglucose F18 positron emission tomography and computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT).

Methods: Posttreatment FDG-PET/CT was performed in 28 patients after completing definitive radiation therapy and was visually analyzed at 2 time points (4-8 weeks and >8 weeks after treatment). Pathological confirmation and clinical follow-up served as the reference standard.

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