18-Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography in the management of aggressive non-Hodgkin's B-cell lymphoma
Shelly, M. J.
O'Connor, Owen J.
Blake, M. A.
Hindawi Publishing Corporation
18-Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG-PET/CT) is an established imaging modality that has been proven to be of benefit in the management of aggressive B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, such as diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and advanced stage follicular lymphoma. The combination of anatomic and functional imaging afforded by FDG-PET/CT has led to superior sensitivity and specificity in the primary staging, restaging, and assessment of response to treatment of hematological malignancies when compared to FDG-PET and CT alone. The use of FDG-PET/CT for post treatment surveillance imaging remains controversial, and further study is needed to ascertain whether this modality is cost effective and appropriate for use in this setting.
Lymphoma , FDG-PET/CT , Fluorodeoxyglucose , Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
Shelly, M. J., McDermott S., O'Connor O. J. and Blake M. A. (2012) '18-Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography in the management of aggressive non-Hodgkin's B-cell lymphoma', ISRN Hematology, 456706. http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2012/456706