|Title:||Detection of recurrent or persistent nasopharyngeal carcinomas after radiotherapy with technetium-99m methoxyisobutylisonitrile single photon emission computed tomography and computed tomography: Comparison with 18-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography||Authors:||Kao C.-H.
|Issue Date:||2002||Journal Volume:||94||Journal Issue:||7||Start page/Pages:||1981-1986||Source:||Cancer||Abstract:||
BACKGROUND. The diagnostic accuracy of technetium-99m methoxyisobutylisonitrile (Tc-MIBI) single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and computed tomography (CT) of the head and neck for differentiating recurrent or residual nasopharyngeal carcinomas (NPC) from benign lesions after radiotherapy was compared with positron emission tomography (PET) with 18-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose (FDG). METHODS. Thirty six NPC patients underwent head and neck CT, Tc-MIBI SPECT, and FDG-PET four months after radiotherapy to differentiate recurrent or residual NPC from benign lesions. Histopathologic examinations of nasopharyngeal biopsies were performed for all 36 patients. No patients had multiple foci of NPC. RESULTS. Based on biopsy results, the sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy of CT for differentiating recurrent or residual NPC from benign lesions were 73%, 88%, and 83%, respectively. The sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy of Tc-MIBI SPECT were 73%, 96%, and 89%, respectively. The sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy of FDG-PET were 100%, 96%, and 97%, respectively. Combination CT and Tc-MIBI SPECT for 28 NPC patients with congruent results showed the same sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy of 100%, 96%, and 96%, respectively, as FDG-PET for differentiating recurrent or residual NPC from benign lesions. In eight patients with incongruent results between CT and Tc-MIBI SPECT, FDG-PET correctly differentiated two benign lesions and six recurrent or residual NPCs. CONCLUSIONS. In detecting recurrent or residual NPC, FDG-PET is the best tool. However, combined use of CT and Tc-MIBI SPECT can result in the same accuracy as FDG-PET. ? 2002 American Cancer Society.
|URI:||https://scholars.lib.ntu.edu.tw/handle/123456789/514558||ISSN:||0008-543X||DOI:||10.1002/cncr.10400||SDG/Keyword:||fluorodeoxyglucose f 18; methoxy isobutyl isonitrile technetium tc 99m; adult; aged; apparatus; article; cancer radiotherapy; diagnostic accuracy; diagnostic imaging; diagnostic value; female; histopathology; human; image analysis; intermethod comparison; major clinical study; male; nasopharynx carcinoma; positron emission tomography; priority journal; recurrent cancer; single photon emission computer tomography; tumor biopsy; Adolescent; Adult; Aged; Diagnosis, Differential; Female; Fluorodeoxyglucose F18; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Nasopharyngeal Neoplasms; Neoplasm Recurrence, Local; Neoplasm, Residual; Radiopharmaceuticals; Reproducibility of Results; Technetium Tc 99m Sestamibi; Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon; Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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