Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine

PICTORIAL ESSAY
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 195--200

18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography in postsurgical setting in head and neck cancers – A pictorial essay


Archi Agrawal, Anjali Prakash, Sayak Choudhury, MV Manikandan, Yash Jain, Nilendu Purandare, Ameya Puranik, Sneha Shah, Venkatesh Rangarajan 
 Department of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Archi Agrawal
Department of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Tata Memorial Hospital, E. Borges Road, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012, Maharashtra
India

This pictorial essay depicts normal appearances, complications, and findings of residual and/or recurrent disease on fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (18F- FDG PET/CT) studies in the postsurgical setting. Reading and reporting 18F- FDG PET/CT in the postoperative scenario is demanding due to the multiple false positives seen during this period. This article which contains two parts will familiarize the readers with the normal appearance and pitfalls seen in 18F- FDG PET/CT studies during the postoperative period so as to avoid misinterpretations. This pictorial will discuss 18F- FDG PET/CT in the postoperative scenario in head and neck cancers.


How to cite this article:
Agrawal A, Prakash A, Choudhury S, Manikandan M V, Jain Y, Purandare N, Puranik A, Shah S, Rangarajan V. 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography in postsurgical setting in head and neck cancers – A pictorial essay.Indian J Nucl Med 2021;36:195-200


How to cite this URL:
Agrawal A, Prakash A, Choudhury S, Manikandan M V, Jain Y, Purandare N, Puranik A, Shah S, Rangarajan V. 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography in postsurgical setting in head and neck cancers – A pictorial essay. Indian J Nucl Med [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Sep 19 ];36:195-200
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