TABLE 1

Characteristics of 55 Patients and 151 PET/CT Examinations

CharacteristicFinding
Sex (pts)M/F, 31/24
Age (y)Range, 3–19; median, 15; mean, 14
Indication (pts)Lymphoma, 30: Hodgkin's disease, 26; NHL, 4
Bone/soft-tissue tumors, 13: osteosarcoma, 4; rhabdomyosarcoma, 3; others, 6
Others, 12: nasopharyngeal carcinoma, 2; hepatoblastoma, 2; ovarian cancer, 2; others, 6
Purpose (exams)Initial staging, 16; follow-up or suspected recurrence, 135
Frequency of PET/CT exams (pts)Once, 19; twice, 14; three times, 10; four times or more, 12
  • pts = patients; NHL = non-Hodgkin's lymphoma; exams = examinations.