FDG-PET/CT can help determine retinoblastoma treatment plan

02/14/2012 | AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

A study published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine found that optic nerve FDG uptake detected with PET/CT scans can be associated with lower event-free and overall survival in pediatric patients with stage III retinoblastoma. Based on second PET/CT results, the researchers also found that event-free and overall survival for patients with complete and partial response to therapy was 62% and 69%, respectively, compared with 0% for patients who did not respond to therapy. The study shows that FDG-PET/CT imaging can aid in determining the right treatment for patients, the researchers said.

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