NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Mantle Cell Lymphoma

19 NCCN Guidelines for Patients ® : Mantle Cell Lymphoma, 2017 2 Treatment planning Imaging tests The contrast may cause you to feel flushed or get hives. Rarely, serious allergic reactions occur. Tell your doctor and the technicians if you have had problems with contrast in the past. Whole-body PET/CT Sometimes CT is combined with PET ( p ositron e mission t omography). When used together, they are called a PET/CT scan. PET/CT may be done with one or two machines depending on the cancer center. For PET, a sugar radiotracer will be injected into your body. The radiotracer is detected with a special camera. Cancer cells appear brighter than normal cells because they use sugar more quickly. PET/CT may be done with one or two machines depending on the cancer center. Whole-body PET/CT may be given in addition to or instead of CT. It can show the presence of cancer when other tests do not. PET/CT is also used to assess if treatment is working. Figure 6 CT machine Pictures of the insides of your body can be made with an imaging test. During the scan, you will lie on a table that will move into the tunnel of the imaging machine. The pictures will be viewed by a doctor who will look for signs of cancer. Copyright © 2017 National Comprehensive Cancer Network ® (NCCN ® ). www.nccn.org

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