Whole-body magnetic resonance imaging and FDG-PET/CT for lymphoma staging: Assessment of patient experience

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

Purpose: To compare patient experience of whole-body MRI and FDG-PET/CT performed for lymphoma staging. Methods: One-hundred-fifteen patients (59 males, 56 females; 53 Hodgkin, 62 non-Hodgkin; mean age: 43.8 years) with lymphoma underwent whole-body MRI and FDG-PET/CT for staging and filled a questionnaire regarding their experience of the examinations using a 4-point Likert scale (1, very good; 4,very bad). Differences were evaluated using Wilcoxon signed-rank test. Patients were asked to express their preference on both techniques. Preferences were compared on the basis of gender, age, and Ann Arbor stage using the chi-square test. A p-value â¤.05 was considered significant. Results: Most patients found FDG-PET/CT a more burdensome examination than whole-body MRI. Whole-body MRI received a significantly lower score regarding overall satisfaction (p <.05), patient experience before (p <.05) and after (p <.05) scan. No significant difference was found in scan preparation (p =.207) and patient experience during scan (p =.38). The average Likert scores were <2 in all criteria for both types of scan. 54 patients preferred whole-body MRI, 10 preferred FDG-PET/CT, and 51 had no preference. There was no significant difference in technique preference according to gender (p =.73), age (p =.43), and stage (p = 1.00). Conclusions: Whole-body MRI and FDG-PET/CT demonstrate high degree of patientsâ acceptance and tolerance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1043-1047
Number of pages5
JournalTHE EGYPTIAN JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE
Volume48
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Fingerprint

Lymphoma
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Chi-Square Distribution
Nonparametric Statistics
Hodgkin Disease
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

Cite this

@article{c435f888edc5492e9f1f6d988a4c3be6,
title = "Whole-body magnetic resonance imaging and FDG-PET/CT for lymphoma staging: Assessment of patient experience",
abstract = "Purpose: To compare patient experience of whole-body MRI and FDG-PET/CT performed for lymphoma staging. Methods: One-hundred-fifteen patients (59 males, 56 females; 53 Hodgkin, 62 non-Hodgkin; mean age: 43.8 years) with lymphoma underwent whole-body MRI and FDG-PET/CT for staging and filled a questionnaire regarding their experience of the examinations using a 4-point Likert scale (1, very good; 4,very bad). Differences were evaluated using Wilcoxon signed-rank test. Patients were asked to express their preference on both techniques. Preferences were compared on the basis of gender, age, and Ann Arbor stage using the chi-square test. A p-value {\^a}¤.05 was considered significant. Results: Most patients found FDG-PET/CT a more burdensome examination than whole-body MRI. Whole-body MRI received a significantly lower score regarding overall satisfaction (p <.05), patient experience before (p <.05) and after (p <.05) scan. No significant difference was found in scan preparation (p =.207) and patient experience during scan (p =.38). The average Likert scores were <2 in all criteria for both types of scan. 54 patients preferred whole-body MRI, 10 preferred FDG-PET/CT, and 51 had no preference. There was no significant difference in technique preference according to gender (p =.73), age (p =.43), and stage (p = 1.00). Conclusions: Whole-body MRI and FDG-PET/CT demonstrate high degree of patients{\^a} acceptance and tolerance.",
author = "Francesco Agnello and Massimo Galia and Roberto Lagalla and Domenico Albano and {La Grutta}, Ludovico and Massimo Midiri and Caterina Patti and Alberto Bruno",
year = "2017",
language = "English",
volume = "48",
pages = "1043--1047",
journal = "Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine",
issn = "0378-603X",
publisher = "The Egyptian Society of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Whole-body magnetic resonance imaging and FDG-PET/CT for lymphoma staging: Assessment of patient experience

AU - Agnello, Francesco

AU - Galia, Massimo

AU - Lagalla, Roberto

AU - Albano, Domenico

AU - La Grutta, Ludovico

AU - Midiri, Massimo

AU - Patti, Caterina

AU - Bruno, Alberto

PY - 2017

Y1 - 2017

N2 - Purpose: To compare patient experience of whole-body MRI and FDG-PET/CT performed for lymphoma staging. Methods: One-hundred-fifteen patients (59 males, 56 females; 53 Hodgkin, 62 non-Hodgkin; mean age: 43.8 years) with lymphoma underwent whole-body MRI and FDG-PET/CT for staging and filled a questionnaire regarding their experience of the examinations using a 4-point Likert scale (1, very good; 4,very bad). Differences were evaluated using Wilcoxon signed-rank test. Patients were asked to express their preference on both techniques. Preferences were compared on the basis of gender, age, and Ann Arbor stage using the chi-square test. A p-value â¤.05 was considered significant. Results: Most patients found FDG-PET/CT a more burdensome examination than whole-body MRI. Whole-body MRI received a significantly lower score regarding overall satisfaction (p <.05), patient experience before (p <.05) and after (p <.05) scan. No significant difference was found in scan preparation (p =.207) and patient experience during scan (p =.38). The average Likert scores were <2 in all criteria for both types of scan. 54 patients preferred whole-body MRI, 10 preferred FDG-PET/CT, and 51 had no preference. There was no significant difference in technique preference according to gender (p =.73), age (p =.43), and stage (p = 1.00). Conclusions: Whole-body MRI and FDG-PET/CT demonstrate high degree of patientsâ acceptance and tolerance.

AB - Purpose: To compare patient experience of whole-body MRI and FDG-PET/CT performed for lymphoma staging. Methods: One-hundred-fifteen patients (59 males, 56 females; 53 Hodgkin, 62 non-Hodgkin; mean age: 43.8 years) with lymphoma underwent whole-body MRI and FDG-PET/CT for staging and filled a questionnaire regarding their experience of the examinations using a 4-point Likert scale (1, very good; 4,very bad). Differences were evaluated using Wilcoxon signed-rank test. Patients were asked to express their preference on both techniques. Preferences were compared on the basis of gender, age, and Ann Arbor stage using the chi-square test. A p-value â¤.05 was considered significant. Results: Most patients found FDG-PET/CT a more burdensome examination than whole-body MRI. Whole-body MRI received a significantly lower score regarding overall satisfaction (p <.05), patient experience before (p <.05) and after (p <.05) scan. No significant difference was found in scan preparation (p =.207) and patient experience during scan (p =.38). The average Likert scores were <2 in all criteria for both types of scan. 54 patients preferred whole-body MRI, 10 preferred FDG-PET/CT, and 51 had no preference. There was no significant difference in technique preference according to gender (p =.73), age (p =.43), and stage (p = 1.00). Conclusions: Whole-body MRI and FDG-PET/CT demonstrate high degree of patientsâ acceptance and tolerance.

UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10447/280517

M3 - Article

VL - 48

SP - 1043

EP - 1047

JO - Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine

JF - Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine

SN - 0378-603X

ER -