Does Metastatic Lymph Node SUVmax Predict Survival in Patients with Esophageal Cancer?

@inproceedings{Vatankulu2015DoesML,
  title={Does Metastatic Lymph Node SUVmax Predict Survival in Patients with Esophageal Cancer?},
  author={Bet{\"u}l Vatankulu and Yasemin Şanlı and Esra Kaytan Sağlam and Serkan Kuyumcu and Zeynep G{\"o}zde {\"O}zkan and Ebru I. Yılmaz and Sevim Purisa and Işık Adalet},
  booktitle={Molecular imaging and radionuclide therapy},
  year={2015}
}
OBJECTIVE We aimed to investigate the SUVmax of primary tumor and metastatic lymph node in predicting survival in patients with esophageal cancer. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed patients with esophageal cancer between 2009 and 2011 who had FDG positron-emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT). All patients were followed-up to 2013. Clinical staging, SUVmax of primary tumor and metastatic lymph node were evaluated. RESULTS One hundred seven patients were included in the study… CONTINUE READING