Photoacoustic Imaging for Measuring Tumors and Normal Tissue in Patients With Head and Neck Cancer

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This trial studies how well photoacoustic imaging works in measuring tumors and normal tissue in patients with head and neck cancer. Photoacoustic imaging (PAI) is a low-risk imaging method that provides information about the oxygenation of tissues using a combination of light and ultrasound techniques. This study may help doctors determine if PAI is correlated with clinical responses of both tumor (for example: shrinking, swelling or disappearing) and normal tissues (for example: skin redness, dry mouth, appearance of sores, healing of skin or mucosa). If there is a correlation with clinical responses, then doctors may develop PAI as method for measuring response to earlier treatment.

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A Pilot Study of Photoacoustic Imaging (PAI) in H&N Cancer Patients

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