Nucl Med Mol Imaging (2017) 51:233–239 DOI 10.1007/s13139-016-0456-3 ISSN (print) 1869-3482 ORIGINAL ARTICLE ISSN (online) 1869-3474 Prognostic Value of Tumor-to-Blood Standardized Uptake Ratio in Patients with Resectable Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer 1 1 1 2 2 Seunghyeon Shin & Kyoungjune Pak & In Joo Kim & Bum Soo Kim & Seong Jang Kim Received: 9 April 2016 /Revised: 17 September 2016 /Accepted: 14 October 2016 /Published online: 7 November 2016 Korean Society of Nuclear Medicine 2016 Abstract and TLGSUR were calculated by dividing each of them by Objectives Previously published studies showed that the stan- descending aorta SUV . Cox proportional hazards regres- mean dard tumor-to-blood standardized uptake value (SUV) ratio sion was used to analyze the effect of age, sex, pathological (SUR) was a more accurate prognostic method than tumor parameters, and PET parameters on recurrence and death. maximum standardized uptake value (SUV ). This study Results In Cox regression analysis, N stage predicted for both max evaluated and compared prognostic value of positron emis- recurrence (p < 0.0001) and death (p < 0.0001). SUR pre- max sion tomography (PET) parameters and normalized value of dicted recurrence (p = 0.0014), not death. Area under the re- PET parameters by
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Published: Nov 7, 2016
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