The value of FDG-PET CT scans to evaluate bone marrow in haemato-oncological conditions
SourceNetherlands Journal of Medicine, 77, 7, (2019), pp. 234-242
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Netherlands Journal of Medicine
SubjectRadboudumc 16: Vascular damage RIHS: Radboud Institute for Health Sciences; Radboudumc 4: lnfectious Diseases and Global Health RIMLS: Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences
In the past decade, 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography combined with computed tomography (18F-FDG PET-CT) scans have been increasingly implemented in the diagnostic process of several haemato-oncological conditions. Accurate assessment of bone marrow activity observed on 18F-FDG PET-CT is crucial for a correct diagnostic conclusion, subsequent treatment decision, and follow-up strategies. By systematically considering the arguments of the level of 18F-FDG uptake, distribution pattern, coinciding changes of the bone structure, and the clinical context, interpretation and validity may improve. This review aims to give a comprehensive overview of the different patterns of 18F-FDG uptake on PET/CT in common benign, clonal, and malignant haematological conditions, accompanied by illustrative cases.
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