What is the role of gallium-67 scans in thoracic non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) imaging?

Updated: Mar 05, 2019
  • Author: Ali Nawaz Khan, MBBS, FRCS, FRCP, FRCR; Chief Editor: Eugene C Lin, MD  more...
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Gallium-67 scans are a valuable complement to anatomic imaging in HD and NHL in the detection of viable residual tumor after chemotherapy, as well as in the diagnosis of disease recurrence. Ga-67 scintigraphy has a high sensitivity for high-grade NHL, particularly for histiocytic lymphoma, but its sensitivity for low-grade NHL is poor. Ga-67 scintigraphy can be used to monitor response to treatment.


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