The Value of 99mTc-MDP SPECT/CT Fusion Imaging in Evaluating the Extent of Mandibular Invasion by Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Oral Cavity

Qingyun Duan, Muyun Jia, Rongtao Yuan, Lingxue Bu, Wei Shang, Ningyi Li, Jie Zhao, Guoming Wang
2013 Advances in Cancer Research & Treatment  
Objective: Comparing the Accuracy of computed tomography (CT) and 99m Tc-methylene-diphosphonate (MDP) SPECT/CT fusion imaging in determining the extent of mandibular invasion by squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity, to study the clinical value of SPECT/CT fusion imaging in evaluating the extent of mandibular invasion by squamous cell carcinoma of oral cavity. Material and Methods: Fifty-one patients were revealed mandibular invasion by moderately differentiated squamous cell carcinoma of
more » ... s cell carcinoma of the oral cavity underwent CT and SPECT/CT. The patients were divided into two groups: A group (oral mucosal squamous cell carcinoma) and B group (primary intra-osseous carcinoma). Two radiologists assessed the CT images and two nuclear medicine physicians separately assessed the SPECT/CT images in consensus and without knowledge of the results of other imaging tests. The extent of bone involvement suggested with an imaging modality was compared with pathological findings in the surgical specimen. Results: The pathological findings as the reference standard ,group A:the extent of mandibular invasion by moderately differentiated squamous cell carcinoma underwent SPECT/CT was 1.02±0.20cm lager than the pathological examination identified, and the extent of mandibular invasion underwent CT was Advances in Cancer: Research & Treatment 2 1.42±0.35cm smaller than the pathological examination identified. There were statistically significant differences among the three methods, p<0.01. Group B: the extent of mandibular invasion by moderately differentiated squamous cell carcinoma underwent SPECT/CT was 1.3±0.39cm larger than that underwent pathological examination. The extent of mandibular invasion underwent CT was 2.55±1.44cm smaller than the pathological examination identified. There were statistically significant difference among the three methods (p<0.01), too. Conclusion: SPECT/CT fusion imaging in identifying the extent of squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity on mandibular invasion has important clinical value. The extent of mandibular invasion underwent SPECT/CT was the extent which surgeon to reach the clear margins to the limits of resection.
doi:10.5171/2012.447749 fatcat:whq3xb5ce5bdxd577jepjxghsu