Positron emission tomography for unexplained elevation of serum squamous cell carcinoma antigen levels during follow-up for patients with cervical malignancies : A Phase II study (pages 164–171)
Ting-Chang Chang, Kim-Seng Law, Ji-Hong Hong, Chyong-Huey Lai, Koon-Kwan Ng, Suei Hsueh, Lai-Chu See, Yu-Chen Chang, Chien-Sheng Tsai, Hung-Hsueh Chou, Kuan-Gen Huang, Jui-Der Liou, Cheng-Tao Lin, Angel Chao, Min-Yu Chen, Tzu-I Wu, Shih-Ya Ma and Tzu-Chen Yen
Version of Record online: 28 MAY 2004 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.20349
Elevation of serum squamous cell carcinoma antigen levels on follow-up without detectable recurrence in patients with cervical carcinoma presents a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. Fluorine-18-labeled fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography expedited the detection of disease recurrence in this setting and thereby allowed earlier intervention, which may have a positive impact on outcome.