Routine use of PET scans after completion of therapy in pediatric Hodgkin disease results in a high false positive rate
False Positive Reactions
Routine PET scans after completion of therapy in pediatric HD patients have a low positive predictive value and a high FP rate. Prospective studies are needed to reduce the ambiguity of positive results. In the interim, positive PET scans after treatment should be interpreted cautiously and therapeutic decisions should not be made without histologic confirmation.