Referral guidelines

PET - restaging or surveillance

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61525

Whole body 18F-FDG PET study, where the patient is referred by a specialist or consultant physician, performed for the evaluation of suspected metastatic or suspected locally or regionally recurrent breast carcinoma in a patient considered suitable for active therapy.

61541 Whole body FDG PET study, following initial therapy, for the evaluation of suspected residual, metastatic or recurrent colorectal carcinoma in patients considered suitable for active therapy.
61553 Whole body FDG PET study, following initial therapy, performed for the evaluation of suspected metastatic or recurrent malignant melanoma in patients considered suitable for active therapy.
61565 Whole body FDG PET study, following initial therapy, performed for the evaluation of suspected residual, metastatic or recurrent ovarian carcinoma in patients considered suitable for active therapy.
61604 Whole body FDG PET study performed for the evaluation of patients with suspected residual head and neck cancer after definitive treatment, and who are suitable for active therapy.
61598 Whole body FDG PET study performed for the staging of biopsy-proven newly diagnosed or recurrent head and neck cancer.
61622 Whole body FDG PET study to assess response to first line therapy either during treatment or within three months of completing definitive first line treatment for Hodgkin's or non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (excluding indolent non-Hodkin's lymphoma).
61628 Whole body FDG PET study for restaging following confirmation of recurrence of Hodgkin's or non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (excluding indolent non-Hodgkin's lymphoma).
61632 Whole body FDG PET study to assess response to second-line chemotherapy when stem cell transplantation is being considered, for Hodgkin's or non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (excluding indolent non-Hodgkin's lymphoma)
61575 Whole body FDG PET study, for the further staging of patients with confidential local recurrence of carcinoma of the uterine cervix considered suitable for salvage pelvic chemoradiotherapy or pelvic exenteration with curative intent.
61538 FDG PET study of the brain for evaluation of suspected residual or recurrent malignant brain tumour based on anatomical imaging findings, after definitive therapy (or during ongoing chemotherapy) in patients who are considered suitable for further active therapy.
61646 Whole body FDG PET study for the evaluation of patients with suspected residual or recurrent sarcoma (excluding gastrointestinal stromal tumour) after the initial course of definitive therapy to determine suitability for subsequent therapy with curative intent.