Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging (2017) 44:1721–1731 DOI 10.1007/s00259-017-3697-1 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography for the Textural Features of Cervical Cancer Associated with Lymph Node Metastasis and Histological Type 1 2,3,4,5 2,5 6,7 Wei-Chih Shen & Shang-Wen Chen & Ji-An Liang & Te-Chun Hsieh & 6,7 5,6,8 Kuo-Yang Yen & Chia-Hung Kao Received: 7 December 2016 /Accepted: 28 March 2017 /Published online: 14 April 2017 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2017 Abstract gistic regression analysis was performed to determine the Background In this study, we investigated the correlation independent factors, among all the variables, for predicting between the lymph node (LN) status or histological types LN metastasis. and textural features of cervical cancers on F- Results Among all the significant indices related to pelvic LN fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/ metastasis, homogeneity derived from the gray-level co-oc- computed tomography. currence matrix (GLCM) was the sole independent predictor. Methods We retrospectively reviewed the imaging records By combining SUV , the risk of pelvic LN metastasis can max of 170 patients with International Federation of Gynecology be scored accordingly. The TLG was the independent fea- mean and Obstetrics stage IB–IVA cervical cancer. Four groups of ture of positive para-aortic LNs. Quantitative differences
European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging – Springer Journals
Published: Apr 14, 2017
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