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PET-CT Table of Contents   
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 354-365
FDG-PET/CT in lymphoma

1 Department of PET Imaging, Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences, Brig. SK Majumdar Marg, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Nuclear Medicine, AIIMS, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Maria M D'souza
Division of PET Imaging, INMAS, Brig. SK Majumdar Marg, Delhi 110 054
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

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Lymphomas are a heterogeneous group of diseases that arise from the constituent cells of the immune system or from their precursors. 18F-fludeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography ( 18 F-FDG PET/CT) is now the cornerstone of staging procedures in the state-of-the-art management of Hodgkin's disease and aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. It plays an important role in staging, restaging, prognostication, planning appropriate treatment strategies, monitoring therapy, and detecting recurrence. However, its role in indolent lymphomas is still unclear and calls for further investigational trials. The protean PET/CT manifestations of lymphoma necessitate a familiarity with the spectrum of imaging findings to enable accurate diagnosis. A meticulous evaluation of PET/CT findings, an understanding of its role in the management of lymphomas, and knowledge of its limitations are mandatory for the optimal utilization of this technique.

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