Positron emission tomography in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma of unknown primary

Kimberly J. Kinder, Pierre Lavertu, Min Yao

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This article summarizes selected published studies on the use of FDG-PET and PET/CT in the workup of head and neck carcinoma of unknown primary (HNCUP). It shows that PET is a useful imaging modality in identification of the occult primary tumor and discovery of distant metastases. The results of PET often lead to a change in management in these patients. The limitations of PET in HNCUP are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)443-452
Number of pages10
JournalPET Clinics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiation
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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