The usefulness of technetium-99m tetrofosmin scan to detect Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

Feng Yuan Liu, Yu Chien Shiau, Albert Kao, Ji An Liang, Shih Neng Yang

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    Abstract

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of the Tc-99m tetrofosmin (Tc-99m TF) scan to detect Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). Before any therapy, 26 patients with NHL were included in this study to undergo Tc-99m TF scan. Whole body Tc-99m TF scan was performed 10 minutes after intravenous injection of 20 mCi Tc-99m TF. Tc-99m TF scan could detect NHL in 22 (84.6%) patients. However, there were no significant differences in the incidences of positive and negative Tc-99m TF scan results between female versus male patients, age >40 years and ≤40 years patients, stage I-II versus stage III-IV patients and patients with versus without B symptoms (p values>0.05). Four (15.4%) infradiaphragmatic NHL had false-negative Tc-99m TF scan results. We concluded that the Tc-99m TF scan is a potential tool to detect supradiaphragmatic NHL.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)2951-2953
    Number of pages3
    JournalAnticancer research
    Volume23
    Issue number3 C
    StatePublished - May 1 2003

    Keywords

    • Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
    • Tc-99m tetrofosmin

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Oncology
    • Cancer Research

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    Liu, F. Y., Shiau, Y. C., Kao, A., Liang, J. A., & Yang, S. N. (2003). The usefulness of technetium-99m tetrofosmin scan to detect Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Anticancer research, 23(3 C), 2951-2953.