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Maroun Karam, Leon Novak, Jomol Cyriac, Ameera Ali, Tipu Nazeer and Francis Nugent Role of fluorine-18 fluoro-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography scan in the evaluation and follow-up of patients with low-grade lymphomas Cancer 107

Article first published online: 23 MAY 2006 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.21967

The usefulness of positron emission tomography in staging low-grade lymphomas varies depending on histology. Sensitivity is excellent in follicular lymphomas, good in marginal zone lymphomas, and limited in B-cell small lymphocytic lymphoma. In all low-grade lymphomas the emergence of foci of intense uptake should raise suspicion of conversion to high-grade disease.

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