Non-invasive tumour perfusion measurement by dynamic CT: preliminary results

Radiother Oncol. 1997 Aug;44(2):159-62. doi: 10.1016/s0167-8140(97)01913-0.


In 18 patients the perfusion of a malignant head and neck tumour was estimated using contrast enhanced dynamic computed tomography. The mean estimated perfusion was 75.5 ml/100 g/min, varying between 27.9 and 131.9. Eleven patients were treated with radiation therapy; the obtained perfusion rates were significantly different between tumours with a favourable and those with an unfavourable early outcome.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Female
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms / blood supply*
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*