Head and Neck Cancersembed
Head and Neck Cancers-Diagnosis Using Molecular Imaging The place of origin of a majority of head and neck cancers is in the moist cells that are found lining the mouth and nose cavities of the mouth, nose, lips, sinuses, gums, pharynx, larynx and nasal cavity. The types of treatment for head and neck cancers include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation treatment. However, there have been a number of improvements in the molecular imaging technologies that are being used by doctors to diagnose and treat head and neck cancers. Research in this area has also contributed to helping the doctors to understand the disease in a better manner, therefore, making the treatment more effective. Head and Neck Cancers – Type of Molecular Imaging Methods Used The most common imaging method that is used for determining the type of treatment for head and neck cancer is PET (positron emission tomography) scanning which is used together with CT scanning. Advantages of PET Scanning in Head and Neck Cancers • • • • • • • PET scanning represents a very significant advancement in the diagnosis and the line of treatment. It helps to diagnose the type of head and neck cancer and its stage. Both PET and PET-CT scans can help to change the line of treatment for patients if necessary. More than one-third of patients have received changes as per the National PET Registry (NOPR). The NCCN or National Comprehensive Cancer Network has added PET-CT as part of practice guidelines for a majority of malignancies. PET scans help to detect whether a lesion is malignant or benign, thereby eliminating the need for a surgical biopsy. In case a surgical biopsy is required, a PET scan can identify the exact location where the biopsy has to be performed. PET scans also help the oncologist physicians to determine whether chemotherapy and other forms of treatment are working properly. A PET scan is the most efficient method to detect whether there has been a relapse of cancer. Why Choose PET Scan Mumbai? PET Scan Mumbai, which is currently the best head and neck cancers screening center in Mumbai, we have the state-of-the-art Discovery IQ 5ring imaging equipment that allows for precise measurement and accurate diagnosis. If you want to do the Throat Cancer Test in Mumbai, the PET Scan Mumbai has the best nuclear medicine specialists that have many years of experience to make accurate diagnosis and advice the right line of treatment for the best outcomes. This in addition to the Discovery IQ machine has undoubtedly made PET CT Scan Mumbai the best PET scan center for head and neck cancers diagnosis in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai as well.