Key clinical point: PET/CT provided accurate staging information on mantle cell lymphoma without the use of bone marrow biopsy.
Major finding: If greater than 38% of the voxels demonstrated an standard uptake value of less than 0.95, there was a sensitivity of 100% and a specificity of 80%.
Study details: A retrospective cohort study of 23 patients with mantle cell leukemia and 5 controls.
Disclosures: There was no external funding for the study and the researchers reported having no financial disclosures.
Morgan R et al. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2018 Jul 4. doi: 10.1016/j.clml.2018.06.024.