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Radiother Oncol. 1997 Aug;44(2):159-62.

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

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Department of Radiology, University Hospitals, Leuven, Belgium.


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.

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