Correlation between Maximum Standardised Uptake Values on 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography and Staging in Non-small-cell Lung Carcinoma

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KS Ng, KK Wu, KS Chu, BT Kung, TK Au Yong

Hong Kong J Radiol 2019;22:26-31

18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography–computed tomography is commonly used for the staging of non-small-cell lung carcinoma. However, few studies have investigated the correlation between the maximum standardised uptake value (SUVmax) of the primary tumour and the disease staging according to histology. The current retrospective study evaluated this relationship using statistical analyses. The findings suggest that higher SUVmax is positively correlated with more advanced staging. This study demonstrates the importance of SUVmax interpretation on the radiological staging of non-small-cell lung carcinoma.


Author affiliation(s):
KS Ng, KK Wu, KS Chu, BT Kung, TK Au Yong: Nuclear Medicine Unit and Clinical PET Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Jordon, Hong Kong







18氟–脫氧葡萄糖正電子攝影斷層掃描常用於非小細胞肺癌分期。然而,鮮有研究根據肺癌病理組織去探討原發腫瘤的最大標準化攝取值( SUVmax)與肺癌分期之間的相關性。是次回溯性研究使用統計學分析上述的相關性,結果發現 SUVmax越高,肺癌分期越後。是次研究顯示 SUVmax的闡釋對非小細胞肺癌的放射學分期非常重要。