Fluoro-deoxy-glucose positron emission tomography for evaluation of indeterminate lung nodules: assigning a probability of malignancy may be preferable to binary readings.

@article{Kim2008FluorodeoxyglucosePE,
  title={Fluoro-deoxy-glucose positron emission tomography for evaluation of indeterminate lung nodules: assigning a probability of malignancy may be preferable to binary readings.},
  author={Suk Chul Kim and Josef Machac and Borys R. Krynyckyi and Karin Kne{\vs}aurek and Daniel Krellenstein and Barbara Schultz and Allen Gribetz and Louis R DePalo and Alvin T Teirstein and Chun Ki Kim},
  journal={Annals of nuclear medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={165-70}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the diagnostic value of fluorine-18 fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) using standard uptake values (SUV) in the differential diagnoses of indeterminate pulmonary nodules. Specifically, we assessed the probability of malignancy for various SUV ranges, and compared the diagnostic efficacy of SUV with and… CONTINUE READING