Weekly response assessment of involved lymph nodes to radiotherapy using diffusion-weighted MRI in oropharynx squamous cell carcinoma Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell
  • Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Lymph Nodes
  • Oropharyngeal Neoplasms

abstract

  • Physiological changes in LNs represented by changes in ADC evaluated using DW-MRI are evident sooner than the morphological changes calculated from T2w MRI. The decisions for adaptive replanning may need to be individualized and should be based primarily on tumor functional information. The authors' data also suggest that for many patients, week 3 maybe the optimal time to intervene and replan. Larger studies are needed to confirm their findings.

publication date

  • January 2016

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC5360161

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1118/1.4937791

PubMed ID

  • 26745906

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 137

volume

  • 43

number

  • 1