Computed tomography image characteristics of metastatic lymph nodes in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck

Shih Han Hung, Chien Yu Lin, Jui Ying Lee, How Tseng

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摘要

Objective: Metastatic neck nodes are commonly described as "heterogenous" or "inhomogenous" on computed tomographic (CT) images, and this remains a highly subjective issue. The purpose of this study is to justify classical criteria and to develop novel supplemental methods for diagnosing a positive neck node on CT scans. Methods: Fifty-four patients with H&N SCC were separated into two groups according to their neck nodal status. CT scan digital images were used and the lymph node borders were selected by a radiologist. Lymph node images from the pathologically proven N- (negative for cervical metastases) group were compared to the N+ (positive for cervical metastases) group. Image-analysis software, ImageJ, was used to record and compare various characteristics collected from the images. Results: The image-analysis comparisons shows, the area (size) of the lymph node in the N+ group is much larger than the N- group (474.02 VS.81.55mm2) (P

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)606-610
頁數5
期刊Auris Nasus Larynx
39
發行號6
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 十二月 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Surgery

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