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Vol 16, No 6 (2011)
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Published online: 2011-11-01
Submitted: 2011-03-23
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Squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck—The role of diffusion and perfusion imaging in tumor recurrence and follow-up

Agnieszka Trojanowska
DOI: 10.1016/j.rpor.2011.06.006
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Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2011;16(6):207-212.

open access

Vol 16, No 6 (2011)
Reviews
Published online: 2011-11-01
Submitted: 2011-03-23

Abstract

Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging-based techniques of functional imaging are proven to be sensitive and reliable tools for detection and staging of head and neck cancer.

These new techniques enable to visualize and differentiate subtle pathologic changes before they become evident on standard cross-sectional images.

However, it is their role in evaluating possible recurrence and estimation of treatment response that holds the biggest promise.

This article describes the role and usefulness of diffusion and perfusion in detecting recurrence and follow-up in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.

Abstract

Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging-based techniques of functional imaging are proven to be sensitive and reliable tools for detection and staging of head and neck cancer.

These new techniques enable to visualize and differentiate subtle pathologic changes before they become evident on standard cross-sectional images.

However, it is their role in evaluating possible recurrence and estimation of treatment response that holds the biggest promise.

This article describes the role and usefulness of diffusion and perfusion in detecting recurrence and follow-up in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.

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Keywords

Perfusion imaging; Diffusion-weighted imaging; Functional imaging; Squamous cell carcinoma; Recurrence

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Title

Squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck—The role of diffusion and perfusion imaging in tumor recurrence and follow-up

Journal

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy

Issue

Vol 16, No 6 (2011)

Pages

207-212

Published online

2011-11-01

DOI

10.1016/j.rpor.2011.06.006

Bibliographic record

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2011;16(6):207-212.

Keywords

Perfusion imaging
Diffusion-weighted imaging
Functional imaging
Squamous cell carcinoma
Recurrence

Authors

Agnieszka Trojanowska

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