Use of positron emission tomography-computed tomography in the management of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma.

@article{Conte2014UseOP,
  title={Use of positron emission tomography-computed tomography in the management of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma.},
  author={Michael J Conte and Deborah A Bowen and G. A. White J. A. Vaccaro H. M. Wiseman and Kari G. Rabe and Susan L. Slager and Susan M. Schwager and Timothy G. Call and David S Viswanatha and Clive S Zent},
  journal={Leukemia & lymphoma},
  year={2014},
  volume={55 9},
  pages={2079-84}
}
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL) cells typically have low 2-deoxy-2-[(18)F]fluoro-d-glucose (FDG) avidity, and patients with CLL have an increased risk of developing FDG-avid aggressive lymphomas, second malignancies and infections. We hypothesized that FDG positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) of the trunk is a sensitive method of detecting these complications in patients with CLL. Of the of 2299 patients with CLL seen in the Division of… CONTINUE READING

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