Basic principles and applications of 18F-FDG-PET/CT in oral and maxillofacial imaging: A pictorial essay

Galal Omami, Dania Tamimi, Barton F. Branstetter

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    Abstract

    A combination of positron emission tomography (PET) with 18F-labeled fluoro-2-deoxyglucose (18F-FDG) and computed tomography (18F-FDG-PET/CT) has increasingly become a widely used imaging modality for the diagnosis and management of head and neck cancer. On the basis of both recent literature and our professional experience, we present a set of principles with pictorial illustrations and clinical applications of FDG-PET/CT in the evaluation and management planning of squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity and oropharynx. We feel that this paper will be of interest and will aid the learning of oral and maxillofacial radiology trainees and practitioners.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)325-332
    Number of pages8
    JournalImaging Science in Dentistry
    Volume44
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2014

    Bibliographical note

    Publisher Copyright:
    © 2014 by Korean Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology.

    Keywords

    • Head and
    • Neck
    • Neoplasms
    • Positron-emission tomography
    • Tomography
    • X-ray computed

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
    • General Dentistry
    • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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