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We compared the utility of positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) versus contrasted CT neck combined with routine chest imaging for disease staging and treatment planning in human papillomavirus (HPV) associated oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) with clinically evident sites of primary disease.
All adult patients with primary HPV-associated OPSCC at a single quaternary care cancer center from 2018 to 2019 were reviewed, and those with images available for re-review were included.
Primary outcomes included concordance in clinical staging between the 2 imaging modalities of interest (PET-CT vs CT), as well as independent agreement of each with pathologic staging. Analysis was performed via ordinal logistic regression.
A secondary outcome was treatment selection after diagnostic imaging, analyzed via chi-squared testing.