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Can you get false positives on CT and PET scans in lymphom

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Can you get false positives on CT and PET scans in lymphoma?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 3 years ago.

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which are did the CT or PET scan cover?

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Tested for lung cancer (benign) On imigaginging they found Hotspots in lymph nodes and lesion on spleen. Is it possible that this couple be wrong.

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hello yes

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certainly this could be wrong

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CT or PET is not the final diagnosis

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many things like infection can also produce such hot spots

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the final diagnosis will be by biopsy

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biopsy only will give you the exact diagnosis

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you now needto discuss with your doctor about doing a biopsy of the glands

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usually an Ultrasound guided fine needle biopsy of the nodes will be considered

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discuss about this

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wait for the biopsy report only that is confirmatory

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for now, do not get worried by this report

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it is yet to be confirmed

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Customer:

So what could it be if not lymphoma.as this is the basis of one failed biopsy

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it could be a large number of conditions

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like TB, immune diseases like sarcoidosis

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fungal infections

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bacterial infections

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all these could produce enlarged lymph nodes and in some cases hot spots also

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any infection or inflammation can produce such hot spots and enlarged nodes

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