PET/CT and lymphoma Diagnosis and treatment

Diagnosing lymphoma or determining the type and age of lymphoma requires a number of tests. PET/CT is normally used in helping to treat lymphoma, along with other tests such as physical examination, blood tests, bone marrow aspiration and biopsy and lumbar puncture (spinal tap).

PET/CT can help a surgeon accurately stage and locate lymphomas in the body

A doctor may also order a PET/CT to see if the cancer has spread to other parts of the body, such as the areas surrounding the lymph nodes. The CT scan on the PET/CT will be ideal for gathering this information.

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