Diagnostic performance of FDG-PET/CT for cervical lymph node metastasis in patients with oral cancer

M. Kubo, K. Terazawa, Y. Otomi, Takayoshi Shinya, M. Harada, H. Otsuka

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Abstract

18F-FDG PET/CT examinations are useful for the diagnosis of cervical lymph node metastasis. In this study, PET/CT was found to have a sensitivity of 73% and a specificity of 79%. Since inflammatory lymph nodes sometimes manifest false positive FDG findings, we should therefore carefully examine patients with cervical lymph node swelling and consider the anatomic location of both the primary lesion and cervical lymph nodes. Other morphological imaging modalities (CECT, MRI) may therefore also be necessary to obtain more precise anatomic information.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1597-1604
Number of pages8
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Radiology
Volume60
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Kubo, M., Terazawa, K., Otomi, Y., Shinya, T., Harada, M., & Otsuka, H. (2015). Diagnostic performance of FDG-PET/CT for cervical lymph node metastasis in patients with oral cancer. Japanese Journal of Clinical Radiology, 60(12), 1597-1604.