August 29, 2014

New Imaging Guidelines Recommend PET-CT Over CT Alone in Lymphoma

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – PET-CT is taking center stage in a new consensus statement from the International Conference on Malignant Lymphomas Imaging Working Group.

“Key recommendations in the updated international guidelines include the routine use of PET-CT for staging of FDG-avid lymphomas in place of CT and assessment of remission status using the Five Point scale (also referred to as the Deauville criteria),” said lead author Dr. Sally F. Barrington of St Thomas’ Hospital in London. {read more here}