The prognostic value of mid- and post-treatment [(18)F]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) in indolent follicular lymphoma.

@article{Lu2014ThePV,
  title={The prognostic value of mid- and post-treatment [(18)F]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) in indolent follicular lymphoma.},
  author={Zhou Lu and Michael A. Lin and Paul Downe and Shanley S. S. Chong and Silvia C W Ling},
  journal={Annals of nuclear medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={28 8},
  pages={805-11}
}
BACKGROUND [(18)F]fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (PET) is a useful staging investigation for follicular lymphoma (FL). Recent studies have shown that positive post-treatment PET is also a strong predictor of inferior overall survival. PURPOSE To evaluate the predictive value of mid- and post-treatment PET in FL patients with respect to progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS). METHODS We included 57 patients with indolent FL (grade 1, 2, and 3a) who… CONTINUE READING