What are the advantages of FDG-PET scanning for 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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FDG-PET scanning has several advantages over cross-sectional morphologic imaging. FDG-PET scanning depends on metabolic abnormalities in cancer tissue and not on size criteria, as does CT scanning. It provides a complete body survey, which is important in evaluating NHL and other multifocal disease processes.


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