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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging