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.