Which imaging studies are performed in the workup of Burkitt lymphoma/Burkitt-like lymphoma (BL/BLL)?

Updated: Dec 20, 2019
  • Author: Ali H Kanbar, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Imaging studies

  • Head or spinal computed tomography (CT) scanning or magnetic resonance imaging: When neurologic signs/symptoms are present
  • Bone scanning and plain bone radiography: When bone symptoms are present
  • Chest, abdominal and pelvic CT scanning with intravenous (IV) contrast (omit contrast medium in the presence of renal insufficiency)
  • Echocardiography: For possible arrhythmias due to cardiac involvement
  • Multiple-gate acquisition scanning: For pre-chemotherapy evaluation of cardiac ejection fraction, particularly when anthracyclines will be used

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