Study: PET/CT improves treatment plan for metastatic melanoma

04/15/2012 |

In 32 patients who had clinically evident stage III and oligometastatic stage IV melanoma, 12% of PET/CT scans identified unexpected metastases, according to a study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology. The scans led to a change in patient management, with surgery canceled for two patients and the treatment plan changed for two others. The findings indicate the technique can be useful as part of preoperative measures for such patients, researchers said.

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