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Abstract #4751

Assessment of Metastatic Lymph Node in Head and Neck Cancer Using Simultaneous 18F-FDG-PET, DCE-MRI, and DWI

Jenny Chen1, Mari Hagiwara1, Artem Mikheev1, Henry Rusinek1, Jean Logan1, Elcin Zan1, and Sungheon Gene Kim1
1Department of Radiology, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY, United States

Detecting malignant lymph nodes in the neck remains a challenge such that most patients still have to consider aggressive treatment including nodal dissection. In this study, we used positron emission tomography with 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG PET), dynamic contrast enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI), and diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) to assess head and neck cancer cases and consider the feasibility of using all three imaging methods in synergy to assess the regional lymph nodes.

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