Publication
Title
Is [$^{18}F$]fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography the ultimate tool for response and prognosis assessment?
Author
Abstract
 [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) is currently the most accurate and reliable tool for the assessment of response in Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL). FDG-PET is superior to conventional imaging techniques for detection of residual disease at the end of treatment, especially in the presence of a residual mass, a frequent finding in HL. FDG-PET response assessment has also a high predictive value early after the initiation of therapy. However, whether risk-adapted treatment strategies based on FDG-PET may also improve patient outcome remains to be proved.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Hematology and oncology clinics of North America. - Philadelphia, Pa, 1987, currens
Publication
ISSN
0889-8588
1558-1977 [online]
Volume/pages
21:5(2007), p. 855-869
ISI
000250495500007
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
Full text (publisher's version - intranet only)
UAntwerpen
 Faculty/Department Publication type Subject