By Cynthia Chmielewski | Posted - Apr 9th, 2021





HealthTree University: Imaging in Myeloma (Part 2 of 3)

Imaging is an important diagnostic tool in myeloma treatment and myeloma care. It is hard to know, as a patient, what imaging you should be getting, how often, and what each type of imaging can tell you about your myeloma. Today’s article features videos about X-ray, MRI, CT and PET scans for diagnosing and tracking your myeloma.

Below are some video excerpts from our HealthTree University curriculum to help you learn more about this important aspect of your disease. We invite you to watch them all, visit HealthTree University and create a HealthTree account. By creating a HealthTree account, in HealthTree University you can:

  • Watch videos
  • Save and track your progress in the courses
  • Take quizzes and earn points
  • Bookmark videos
  • Take notes
  • And even earn prizes! [COMING SOON]

15.04 What should I know about the use of X-ray skeletal survey in myeloma?


15.05 How and when should MRI's be used? What do they show?


15.06 How and when should CT scans be used? What do they show?


15.07 How and when should PET Scans be used? What do they show?


We’d like to thank our faculty who donated their time in creating these videos, including:

  • Jens Hillengass, MD of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Monica Shokeen, PhD of Washington University in St. Louis


Want more?

We have over 200 HealthTree University videos online at! Learn the basics (and the not-so-basics) of myeloma from some of the top myeloma doctors in the world!

  1. Myeloma Basics Part 1
  2. Myeloma Basics Part 2
  3. Myeloma Basics Part 3
  4. Building Your Healthcare Team
  5. Becoming an Empowered Patient
  6. Starting Myeloma Treatment
  7. Know Your Labs: Blood and Urine Testing in Myeloma
  8. Autologous Stem Cell Transplant (ASCT)
  9. Precursor Conditions
  10. Relapsed and Refractory MM Treatment
  11. Classes of Drugs
  12. Know Your Therapy
  13. Myeloma Bone Disease
  14. Imaging in Myeloma
  15. MRD Testing
  16. Basic Genetics and Cancer Biology
  17. Myeloma Genetics
  18. Types of Genetic Testing in Myeloma
  19. Specific Myeloma Genetics Mutations and Risk
  20. Precision Medicine
  21. COVID-19 and Multiple Myeloma
Cynthia Chmielewski
About the Author

Cynthia Chmielewski - Cynthia Chmielewski is a professional educator and myeloma advocate. As a former teacher, she now teaches myeloma patients how to advocate for themselves as the Director of HealthTree University.


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