Dual-phase F-18 FDG PET-CT in staging and lymphoscintigraphy for detection of sentinel lymph nodes in oral cavity cancers

Surucu E., Polack B. D. , Demir Y., Durmusoglu M., Ekmekci S., Sarioglu A., ...More

CLINICAL IMAGING, vol.39, no.5, pp.781-786, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.clinimag.2015.02.004
  • Journal Name: CLINICAL IMAGING
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.781-786
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Aim: Our objective was to evaluate the diagnostic role of dual-phase fluor-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (F-18 FOG) positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) and planar lymphoscintigraphy in patients with oral cavity cancer (OCC). We also investigated the combined impact of F-18 FOG PET-CT and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) in decision making for patients with OCC.