K. S. Clifford Chao, MD | Authors

The Role of PET-CT Fusion in Head and Neck Cancer

February 01, 2005

Positron-emission tomography(PET) and computed tomography(CT) fusion imaging is arapidly evolving technique that is usefulin the staging of non–small-celllung cancer (NSCLC), Hodgkin’s disease,ovarian cancer, gastrointestinalstromal tumors, gynecologic malignancies,colorectal malignancies,and breast cancer. In their article,Rusthoven et al[1] describe the roleof PET-CT in head and neck malignanciesand include a review of allcurrently available literature. Accordingto the authors, PET-CT is usefulfor staging head and neck carcinomasand for target volume delineation duringradiation treatment planning.