Evaluation of Head and Neck Tumors with Functional MR Imaging

Jaap Jansen*, Carlos Parra, Yonggang Lu, Amita Shukla-Dave

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Head and neck cancer is one of the most common cancers worldwide. MR imaging based diffusion and perfusion techniques enable the noninvasive assessment of tumor biology and physiology, which supplement information obtained from standard structural scans. Diffusion and perfusion MR imaging techniques provide novel biomarkers that can aid monitoring in pretreatment, during treatment, and posttreatment stages to improve patient selection for therapeutic strategies, provide evidence for change of therapy regime, and evaluate treatment response. This review discusses pertinent aspects of the role of diffusion and perfusion MR imaging, and computational analysis methods in studying head and neck cancer.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-133
JournalMagnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2016


  • Head and neck cancer
  • MR imaging
  • Diffusion
  • Perfusion
  • Data processing

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