Positron emission tomography for the staging of Hodgkin's lymphoma--increasing the body of evidence in favor of the method.

@article{Menzel2002PositronET,
  title={Positron emission tomography for the staging of Hodgkin's lymphoma--increasing the body of evidence in favor of the method.},
  author={Christian Menzel and Natascha Doebert and Paris Sophokles Mitrou and Stefan Mose and Michaela Diehl and Uwe Berner and Frank Gr{\"u}nwald},
  journal={Acta oncologica},
  year={2002},
  volume={41 5},
  pages={430-6}
}
The staging of Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) is crucial for an optimal therapy, and fluorine-18-deoxyglucose-positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) is increasingly used in this regard. However, there is still a scarcity of available data on the staging of HL. Twenty-eight consecutive patients with newly diagnosed HL were included in this study. PET results were compared with conventional staging, including clinical workup, computerized tomography (CT) and sonography. Evaluation was focused on the… CONTINUE READING