Affordable Access

Publisher Website

Review of Clinical Applications of Fluorodeoxyglucose-PET/Computed Tomography in Pediatric Patients with Lymphoma

Authors
Journal
PET Clinics
1556-8598
Publisher
Elsevier
Volume
7
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.cpet.2011.12.006
Keywords
  • Cme
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

[18F]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) imaging is routinely used in the initial diagnosis and response assessment during and immediately after therapy, as well as in the follow-up surveillance. FDG PET/CT outperforms diagnostic CT and other conventional imaging modalities in the evaluation of pediatric patients with lymphoma, with higher sensitivity and specificity, leading to more accurate staging/restaging and modifications of therapeutic strategies. Resolution of FDG-avid lesions in the early post-therapy phase often indicates good response to treatment and better prognosis. FDG PET/CT also outperforms bone marrow biopsy in detecting bone marrow infiltration of lymphoma.

There are no comments yet on this publication. Be the first to share your thoughts.