PET Imaging of Skull Base Neoplasms

Erik Mittra, Andrei Iagaru, Andrew Quon, Nancy Fischbein

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The utility of 18-F-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography (PET) and PET/CT for the evaluation of skull base tumors is incompletely investigated, as a limited number of studies specifically focus on this region with regard to PET imaging. Several patterns can be ascertained, however, by synthesizing the data from various published reports and cases of primary skull base malignancies, as well as head and neck malignancies that extend secondarily to the skull base, including nasopharyngeal carcinoma, nasal cavity and paranasal sinus tumors, parotid cancers, and orbital tumors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)489-510
Number of pages22
JournalPET Clinics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2007
Externally publishedYes



  • Head and neck
  • Malignancy
  • MRI
  • PET/CT
  • Skull base

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Mittra, E., Iagaru, A., Quon, A., & Fischbein, N. (2007). PET Imaging of Skull Base Neoplasms. PET Clinics, 2(4), 489-510.