This article discusses the role of FDG-PETederived parameters as prognostic indicators in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. The basic underlying biology of FDG-PET scans and the quantitative information that can be derived are discussed. A review of the literature is performed. Potential applications in the management of head and neck cancer and future directions in clinical trials are discussed.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging