Routine use of PET scans after completion of therapy in pediatric Hodgkin disease results in a high false positive rate Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • False Positive Reactions
  • Hodgkin Disease
  • Positron-Emission Tomography

abstract

  • 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.

publication date

  • November 2006

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/01.mph.0000243648.66734.eb

PubMed ID

  • 17114956

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 711

end page

  • 4

volume

  • 28

number

  • 11