PET/CT predicts stem cell transplant success in lymphoma

October 29, 2015

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 issue of Radiology.

Lymphoma patients who received stem cells donated from another person (known as allogeneic stem cell transplantation) were twice as likely to survive after two years if they didn't have FDG-avid lesions on their PET scans, compared with patients with PET-positive results.

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