Lymphoma PET/CT Utilization and Case Studies

PET/CT is a noninvasive test that physicians utilize to stage the body for the presence or absence of active tumor, localize the tumor, assess the tumor response to treatment and detect recurrence in treated lesions.

PET/CT Utilization for Lymphoma

  1. Initial staging, in conjunction with other tests, CT, patient history, laboratory tests, bone marrow biopsy and tissue biopsy
  2. Selecting optimal site for tissue biopsy
  3. Assessing residual disease following therapy
  4. Detecting recurrent disease following therapy
  5. Evaluating efficacy of treatment during the course of planned chemotherapy

Source: Atlas of Clinical Positron Emission Tomography by Sallie F. Barrington, Michael N. Maisey and Richard R. Wahl. Oxford University Press, Inc. New York, NY.

Oncologic PET/CT: A primer for radiologists by Stephen Humes, MD. AuntMinnie.com

Case Studies

Title Description Author
Case 01 Staging lymphoma Dr. Todd Blodgett, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Case 02 Monitoring response to treatment Dr. Todd Blodgett, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Case 03 Staging of Hodgkin's lymphoma Dr. David Townsend, University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, TN, USA