Extramedullary Multiple Myeloma

  • Rajesh GuptaEmail author


Extramedullary multiple myeloma can develop in patients with multiple myeloma, at the time of relapse, especially in those treated with allogenic bone marrow transplant. PET/MR imaging provides the ability for the detection of osseous multiple myeloma and extramedullary lesions in a single examination. It can also be helpful in monitoring response to therapy and predicting clinical outcome based on changes in metabolic activity.


Extramedullary multiple myeloma Multiple myeloma FDG PET/ MR 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyStony Brook University HospitalStony BrookUSA

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