Study Confirms PET-CT as Modern Standard for Staging Hodgkin Lymphoma

January 11, 2016

Positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) is the modern standard for staging Hodgkin Lymphoma and response assessment using Deauville criteria is robust, according to a study published online ahead of print in the journal Blood.

Because international guidelines recommend that PET-CT replace CT in Hodgkin lymphoma, researchers sought to compare PET-CT with CT for staging and measure agreement between expert readers and local readers using the Deauville criteria to adapt treatment.

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