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Imaging Sci Dent. 2014 Dec;44(4):325-332. English. Review.
Omami G , Tamimi D , Branstetter BF .
Department of Oral Diagnosis and Polyclinics, Faculty of Dentistry, The Hong Kong University, Hong Kong.
BeamReaders Inc., Orlando, FL, USA.
Departments of Otolaryngology and Radiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

A combination of positron emission tomography (PET) with 18F-labeled fluoro-2-deoxyglucose (18F-FDG) and computed tomography (18F-FDG-PET/CT) has increasingly become a widely used imaging modality for the diagnosis and management of head and neck cancer. On the basis of both recent literature and our professional experience, we present a set of principles with pictorial illustrations and clinical applications of FDG-PET/CT in the evaluation and management planning of squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity and oropharynx. We feel that this paper will be of interest and will aid the learning of oral and maxillofacial radiology trainees and practitioners.

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