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PET/CT in Head and Neck Cancer

  • Wai Lup Wong


  • Provides an up-to-date review of the role of PET/CT in head and neck cancer

  • Critically appraises PET/CT in relation to other state of the art diagnostic tests

  • Offers clinical tips on interpretation of PET/CT scans that are challenging to analyze

  • Draws on the clinical experience of experts in the field


Part of the Clinicians’ Guides to Radionuclide Hybrid Imaging book series (CGRHI)

Also part of the PET/CT book sub series (PET/CT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Katherine Sisson, Tom Roques
    Pages 7-10
  3. Tom Roques
    Pages 11-16
  4. Julian Kabala, Matthew Beasley
    Pages 17-27
  5. Nilendu C. Purandare, Archi Agrawal, Sneha Shah, Venkatesh Rangarajan
    Pages 29-42
  6. Wai Lup Wong
    Pages 43-55
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 67-89

About this book


This pocket book is an up-to-date guide to the diagnostic imaging of head and neck cancers. The focus is particularly on FDG PET/CT, with coverage of the basic principles, clinical indications, typical and atypical appearances, normal variations and artifacts, advantages, limitations, and pitfalls. Consideration is also given to emerging roles for PET/CT in head and neck cancer, including radiotherapy planning and treatment response monitoring, and to radiotracers beyond FDG. In addition, succinct information is provided on clinical presentation, diagnosis, staging, pathology, management, and other diagnostic imaging techniques. A brief discourse on the practice of guideline adoption is included. The book is published within the Springer series Clinicians’ Guides to Radionuclide Hybrid Imaging (compiled under the auspices of the British Nuclear Medicine Society) and will be an excellent asset for clinicians, nuclear medicine physicians, radiologists, radiographers, technologists, and nurses who work in the field of head and neck cancer. 


PET/CT Hybrid Imaging Head and Neck Cancer Squamous Epithelium Respiratory Epithelium Squamous Cell Carcinoma Soft Tissues Metastaic Disease Radiotherapy MRI CT FDG 11C-choline PET/CT FLT Diagnostic Imaging

Editors and affiliations

  • Wai Lup Wong
    • 1
  1. 1.Paul Strickland Scanner Centre, Department of Nuclear MedicineMount Vernon HospitalNorthwoodUnited Kingdom

About the editors

Wai Lup Wong, MD, Consultant Radiologist (Nuclear Medicine), Mount Vernon Cancer Centre

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title PET/CT in Head and Neck Cancer
  • Editors Wai Lup Wong
  • Series Title Clinicians’ Guides to Radionuclide Hybrid Imaging
  • Series Abbreviated Title Clinicians’ Guides to Radionuclide Hybrid Imaging
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-61439-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-61440-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 89
  • Number of Illustrations 6 b/w illustrations, 32 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Nuclear Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Nuclear Medicine