The role of F-18 positron emission tomography/computed tomography in evaluation of extranodal lymphoma

Conclusion PET/CT is superior over CT alone in detecting extranodal extension especially among splenic, bone and bone marrow lesions.
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

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Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Clinical Lymphoma Myeloma and Leukemia - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Pediatric Hematology Oncology - Category: Hematology Tags: Online Articles: Original Articles Source Type: research
ConclusionPCNSL with atypical radiological features represented one-fourth of our histologically diagnosed lymphoma cases; low ADC values in atypical lesions should prompt clinicians to consider early biopsy for definitive diagnosis.
Source: Neuroradiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Conclusion 18F-FDG PET/CT seemed to be an excellent diagnostic test in assessment of BMI at initial assessment and staging of Hodgkin lymphoma and DLBCL patients.
Source: Nuclear Medicine Communications - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
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Source: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma and Leukemia - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Original Study Source Type: research
We present a case of T-cell/histiocyte-rich B-cell lymphoma who had acute renal failure at initial presentation with bilateral lymphomatous infiltration depicted on FDG PET/CT scan. Four months after the treatment, a repeat FDG PET/CT scan revealed complete resolution of the renal lesions, indicative of the complete remission for kidneys.
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Conclusions: Endoscopic treatment with a rehabilitation program may be a valuable strategy for the management of lung abscess that is refractory to standard antibiotic therapy. Further and larger studiesshould be done to confirm our results.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
ConclusionsDespite several limitations affect this analysis, especially related to the heterogeneity of the studies included, MCL is an 18F-FDG-avid lymphoma in most of the cases, with the exception of BM and GI disease. Moreover, 18F-FDG PET/CT seems to be useful in evaluating treatment response and prognosis.
Source: Clinical Lymphoma Myeloma and Leukemia - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
The patient presents with stage IV diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) with a right ventricular mass and a malignant pericardial effusion with pericardial implants based on positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT).1 He does not appear to have bulky disease (>7.5  cm). His International Prognostic Index score puts him in a high-risk cohort. The patient is in remission after 6 cycles of R-CHOP (rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone). Consolidation radiation therapy (RT) is not routinely used in advanced DLBCL but may play a ro le in select patients.
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Gray Zone Source Type: research
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