FDG PET/CT in the management of nasopharyngeal carcinoma

Aravind Mohandas, Charles Marcus, Hyunseok Kang, Minh Tam Truong, Rathan M. Subramaniam

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OBJECTIVE. FDG PET/CT has a growing role in the diagnosis and management of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). FDG PET has greater efficacy for N and M staging than other modalities, which enables the treating oncologists to select the appropriate mode of treatment. FDG PET/CT helps in radiation therapy planning, provides valuable prognostic information, and is useful in the assessment of therapy response and in follow-up to detect recurrences. CONCLUSION. FDG PET/CT is a valuable imaging test in the management of NPC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)W146-W157
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 2014


  • Nasopharyngeal cancer
  • PET/CT
  • Patient outcome
  • Radiation therapy planning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Mohandas, A., Marcus, C., Kang, H., Truong, M. T., & Subramaniam, R. M. (2014). FDG PET/CT in the management of nasopharyngeal carcinoma. American Journal of Roentgenology, 203(2), W146-W157. https://doi.org/10.2214/AJR.13.12420