SUVs on FDG-PET/CT provide clues on head, neck cancer recurrence

11/22/2009 | AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

A study of patients with head and neck squamous cell cancer found that higher standardized uptake values, or SUVs, on FDG-PET/CT scans after treatment can be linked to the risk of cancer recurrence. "We were interested to know whether PET scans could help predict which patients might respond better by scanning them early in the course of treatment," said the study's lead author.

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