PET/CT quantitation of the effect of patient-related factors on cardiac 18F-FDG uptake.

@article{Israel2007PETCTQO,
  title={PET/CT quantitation of the effect of patient-related factors on cardiac 18F-FDG uptake.},
  author={Ora Israel and Michal Weiler-Sagie and Shmuel Rispler and Rachel Bar-Shalom and Alex Frenkel and Zohar Keidar and Avi Bar-Shalev and H. William Strauss},
  journal={Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={48 2},
  pages={234-9}
}
UNLABELLED The effect of multiple patient-related factors on the degree of cardiac 18F-FDG uptake was assessed. METHODS Five hundred four consecutive patients undergoing routine 18F-FDG PET/CT studies completed a clinical questionnaire. 18F-FDG uptake was measured as the mean standardized uptake value within the heart delineated on the CT component of the study. Univariate and multivariate analyses assessed the influence of 51 clinical factors on cardiac 18F-FDG uptake. RESULTS On both… CONTINUE READING