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Role of F-18 FDG PET/CT in assessing bone marrow involvement in pediatric Hodgkin's lymphoma.
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PMID:  23143537     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the current study was to assess the utility of F-18-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (F-18 FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) in assessing bone marrow involvement (BMI) compared to bone marrow biopsy (BMB) in initial staging of Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) in pediatric patients. METHODS: Data of 38 pediatric patients (mean age 9.8 years, range 3-18 years) with HL were analyzed for the involvement of bone marrow. All patients underwent non-contrast F-18 FDG PET/CT study. BMB was done in 31 patients from the bilateral iliac crests. Scans were interpreted by two nuclear medicine physicians blinded to the details of BMB. RESULTS: Of the 31 patients who underwent BMB, 5 patients had lymphomatous involvement on BMB. PET/CT was positive in four of these five patients. In 26 patients negative on BMB, PET was negative in 23 patients and positive in 3 patients for BMI. The sensitivity and negative predictive value of F-18 FDG PET/CT was 87.5 and 96 %, respectively, for BMI. CONCLUSIONS: F-18 FDG PET/CT can predict BMB results with high accuracy. F-18 FDG PET/CT may be used at initial staging of pediatric Hodgkin's lymphoma as it uncovers unsuspected BMI and BMB may be omitted in patients with PET-positive BMI.
Kanhaiyalal Agrawal; Bhagwant Rai Mittal; Deepak Bansal; Neelam Varma; Radhika Srinivasan; Amita Trehan; Kuruva Manohar; Raghava Kashyap; Anish Bhattacharya; Ram K Marwaha
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of nuclear medicine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1864-6433     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Nucl Med     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8913398     Medline TA:  Ann Nucl Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, 160012, India.
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