Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 43, Issue 4, pp 406–417

FDG PET/CT in children and adolescents with lymphoma


    • Department of Nuclear MedicineUniversity Hospital Leipzig
  • Lars Kurch
    • Department of Nuclear MedicineUniversity Hospital Leipzig
  • Françoise Montravers
    • Department of Nuclear MedicineHospital Tenon
  • Christine Mauz-Körholz
    • Department of PaediatricsUniversity Hospital Halle

DOI: 10.1007/s00247-012-2559-z

Cite this article as:
Kluge, R., Kurch, L., Montravers, F. et al. Pediatr Radiol (2013) 43: 406. doi:10.1007/s00247-012-2559-z


The aim of this review is to give an overview of FDG PET/CT applications in children and adolescents with lymphoma. Today, FDG PET is used for tailoring treatment intensity in children with Hodgkin lymphoma within the framework of international treatment optimisation protocols. In contrast, the role of this method in children with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is not well defined. This paper overviews clinical appearance and metabolic behaviour of the most frequent lymphoma subtypes in childhood. The main focus of the review is to summarise knowledge about the role of FDG PET/CT for initial staging and early response assessment.


FDGPETHodgkin lymphomaNon-Hodgkin lymphoma

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