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Qualitative interpretation of PET scans using a Likert scale to assess neck node response to radiotherapy in head and neck cancer.

Sjövall, Johanna LU ; Bitzén, Ulrika LU ; Kjellén, Elisabeth LU ; Nilsson, Per LU ; Wahlberg, Peter LU and Brun, Eva LU (2015) In European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Abstract
The aim of this study was to determine whether PET scans after radiotherapy (RT), visually interpreted as equivocal regarding metabolic neck node response can be used to accurately categorize patients as responders or nonresponders using a Likert scale and/or maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax). Other aims were to determine the performance of different methods for assessing post-RT PET scans (visual inspection, a Likert scale and SUVmax) and to establish whether any method is superior in predicting regional control (RC) and overall survival (OS).
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10.1007/s00259-015-3194-3
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study was to determine whether PET scans after radiotherapy (RT), visually interpreted as equivocal regarding metabolic neck node response can be used to accurately categorize patients as responders or nonresponders using a Likert scale and/or maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax). Other aims were to determine the performance of different methods for assessing post-RT PET scans (visual inspection, a Likert scale and SUVmax) and to establish whether any method is superior in predicting regional control (RC) and overall survival (OS).},
  author       = {Sjövall, Johanna and Bitzén, Ulrika and Kjellén, Elisabeth and Nilsson, Per and Wahlberg, Peter and Brun, Eva},
  issn         = {1619-7070},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {10},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  series       = {European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging},
  title        = {Qualitative interpretation of PET scans using a Likert scale to assess neck node response to radiotherapy in head and neck cancer.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00259-015-3194-3},
  year         = {2015},
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