Until recently, both CT and MRI have been primarily employed in the preoperative diagnosis and surgical planning for lesions within the head and neck; real-time or intraoperative use of these modalities has been quite limited. Several groups have explored CT for localization and needle biopsy of head and neck tumors . CT has shown promise in adding to the accuracy of fine needle biopsy for nodal staging of head and neck tumors . Even more recently, intraoperative MRI has been explored as a surgical adjunct for biopsy and operative treatment of head and neck lesions [3,6]. The advent of new technology has largely been responsible for these contemporary advances.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Computer-Aided Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery|
|Number of pages||17|
|ISBN (Print)||0824706412, 9780824706418|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2001|
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