From ASCO: Are CT Scans Needed for Lymphoma?

Routine CT scans - part of the standard of care for patients with diffuse large B cell lymphoma after treatment with immunochemotherapy - may be unnecessary.

Carrie Thompson, M.D.

In a retrospective study, post-treatment surveillance scanning detected relapses prior to clinical manifestations in only eight of 537 (1.5%) patients, Carrie Thompson, M.D., a hematologist at the Mayo Clinic, and colleagues reported at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago last week.

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