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Table 3 Summary of the decision-making process in case of discrepancies between 18F-FDG-PET and MR concerning lymph node staging

From: Whole-body [18F]-FDG-PET/MRI for staging of pediatric non-Hodgkin lymphoma: first results from a single-center evaluation

Case (Figure) 1* 2** 3***
18F-FDG-PET ++ +
MR (TIRM cor/trans) (+)
ADC +
Final decision +
  1. * discrepancy during first lymph node evaluation in the right upper neck
  2. ** discrepancy during first lymph node evaluation in the right and left axillary
  3. *** discrepancy during first lymph node evaluation left lung hilum
  4. –not involved, (+) possibly involved, +/++ involved