Fluorodeoxyglucose uptake of primary non-small cell lung cancer at positron emission tomography: new contrary data on prognostic role.

@article{Vesselle2007FluorodeoxyglucoseUO,
  title={Fluorodeoxyglucose uptake of primary non-small cell lung cancer at positron emission tomography: new contrary data on prognostic role.},
  author={Hubert Vesselle and Joseph D Freeman and Linda Wiens and Joshua Stern and Huang Q Nguyen and Stephen E Hawes and Philip Bastian and Alexander Salskov and Eric Valli{\`e}res and Douglas E. Wood},
  journal={Clinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research},
  year={2007},
  volume={13 11},
  pages={3255-63}
}
PURPOSE This prospective study evaluated the prognostic significance of (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) uptake in primary non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) at positron emission tomography, in a carefully staged population, while correcting for partial volume effects. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Two hundred eight potentially resectable NSCLC patients were referred for FDG positron emission tomography staging after thoracic computed tomography. Each tumor stage was confirmed surgically, or for… CONTINUE READING