The Role of PET–CT in Management of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma

  • Vandana Dhingra
  • Alok Pawaskar
  • Sandip Basu


The pharynx is a part of the digestive tube, which is placed behind the nasal cavities, mouth, and larynx. It is a musculomembranous tube, somewhat conical in form, broad upward, and narrow downward. Its extent is from the inferior surface of the skull upto the cricoid cartilage (sixth cervical vertebra). Pharynx is about 12.5 cm in length and is subdivided into three parts: (a) Nasopharynx, (b) oropharynx, and (c) laryngopharynx from upward down.


Standardize Uptake Value Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Median SUVmax Sixth Cervical Vertebra Biological Tumor Volume 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Radiation Medicine Centre, Bhabha Atomic Research CentreTata Memorial Hospital AnnexeMumbaiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Medicine Centre, Bhabha Atomic Research CentreTata Memorial Hospital AnnexeMumbaiIndia
  3. 3.Radiation Medicine Centre, Bhabha Atomic Research CentreTata Memorial Hospital AnnexeMumbaiIndia

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