Base of the Tongue Squamous Cell Carcinoma

  • James Bai
  • Lev BangiyevEmail author


Most malignant tumors occurring in the oropharynx, including the base of the tongue, are related to squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) accounting for over 90% of cases. FDG PET/MR imaging has superior soft tissue resolution and high sensitivity making it ideal for head and neck cancer evaluation.


Base of the tongue cancer Squamous cell carcinoma Head and neck cancer FDG PET/MR 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyStony Brook University HospitalStony BrookUSA

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