PET/CT predicts stem cell transplant success in lymphoma

The presence of lesions on FDG-PET/CT scans prior to stem cell transplantation can help predict survival for patients with aggressive lymphomas, according to a study published in the November 2015 issue of Radiology. Lymphoma patients who received stem cells donated from another person (known as allogeneic stem cell transplantation) were twice as like to survive after two years if they didn’t have FDG-avid lesions on their PET scans, compared with patients with PET-positive results. Read more.

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