Imaging Study of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (HNSCC)PET-CT Pilot Study

The purpose of this study is to see how useful the information provided from Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scans can be in the actual planning and delivery of radiation treatment to patients who have head and neck cancers. Patients participating in this study, will have (in addition to their routine tests) a PET scan before and during their radiation treatment. Following the intervention, patients will be followed as per standard practice.

Pharmaceutical medication involved
Recruiting patients only

Drug - 18-F FDG

All patients enrolled in this study will receive 2 PET Scans: One prior to Radiation, and one during Radiation.

A Pilot Study of 18F-FDG PET-CT Kinetic Analysis in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (HNSCC)