• Umanath Nayak
  • Ravikanti Satya Prasad
  • Shobana Sekhar


  1. 1.

    CT and MR both have equal merit for lesions involving tonsil/lateral pharyngeal wall.

  2. 2.

    In the case of posterior pharyngeal wall lesions, CT assesses bone invasion of vertebral body better though subtle involvement of prevertebral fascia may be better seen on MR.

  3. 3.

    Lesions of the base tongue are best assessed by MR to determine the depth of invasion.

  4. 4.

    Post-RT relapses are better assessed using PET-CT.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Umanath Nayak
    • 1
  • Ravikanti Satya Prasad
    • 2
  • Shobana Sekhar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Head and Neck Surgery and OncologyApollo HospitalsHyderabadIndia
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyApollo HospitalsHyderabadIndia

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