Hybrid Imaging of Head and Neck Malignancies



Head and neck cancer represents approximately 2–4% of all malignancies in the United States, with an annual incidence of 38,000 new cases.1 The majority of these malignancies (over 90%) are squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the larynx, oropharynx, and oral cavity. Early detection and accurate staging of head and neck tumors are critical for selecting the appropriate treatment and therefore are of prognostic significance. After therapy, early detection of recurrence has been shown to improve patient outcome.2


Positron Emission Tomography National Comprehensive Cancer Network Cervical Lymph Node Metastasis Conventional Imaging Modality Right Lower Lobe 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OtolaryngologyHead and Neck Surgery, The Hospital for Sick ChildrenTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Department of Diagnostic ImagingRambam Health Care CampusHaifaIsrael
  3. 3.Rambam Health Care Campus, B. and R. Rappaport School of Medicine, TechnionIsrael Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael

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