Multiple myeloma is a malignancy of terminally differentiated plasma cells representing the second most common hematological malignancy. The recognition that disease outside the marrow can significantly influence the outcome of patients has highlighted the importance of imaging to define presence of tumor. Recent studies have demonstrated an added value of using imaging to assess presence of disease both inside and outside the marrow. To this end, the response criteria have been revised to include PET/computed tomography to be used in conjunction with bone marrow assessment to determine minimal residual disease status.
- Extramedullary disease
- Minimal residual disease
- Multiple myeloma
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging