CT perfusion of head and neck tumors: how we do it

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2010 Jan;194(1):62-9. doi: 10.2214/ajr.09.3187.


Objective: Our purpose is to illustrate the pathophysiologic, physical, and technical principles of MDCT perfusion imaging of head and neck tumors. The rationale for data acquisition and the interpretation of perfusion parameters will be discussed in the context of results recently published in the literature.

Conclusion: MDCT perfusion imaging of primary and recurrent head and neck tumors is feasible and can yield functional information that is useful for tumor grading and assessment of treatment response.

MeSH terms

  • Contrast Media / administration & dosage
  • Contrast Media / pharmacokinetics
  • Female
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms / blood supply
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Radiation Dosage
  • Tomography, Spiral Computed / methods*


  • Contrast Media