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Abstract #1702

An exploratory pilot study into the correlation of MRI perfusion, diffusion parameters and 18F-FDG PET metabolic parameters in primary head and neck cancer

Jin Wook Choi 1 , Miran Han 1 , Soo Jin Lee 2 , Nae Jung Lim 1 , and Sun Yong Kim 1

1 Radiology, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Gyunggido, Korea, 2 Nuclear Medicine, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Gyunggido, Korea

Microcirculation, cellularity and glucose metabolism may have relationship or affect each other in the same tumor. The understanding of their relationship could contribute to the field of oncologic imaging such as tumor characterization, guidance for treatment planning, early prediction of treatment responses and evaluation of treatment outcome. In this study, we investigated the relationships between tumor metabolism determined by 18FDG positron emission tomography, tumor microcirculation determined by dynamic contrast enhanced MRI, and tumor cellularity determined by diffusion MRI in patients with primary head and neck cancer.

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