Pelvic lymph node F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose uptake as a prognostic biomarker in newly diagnosed patients with locally advanced cervical cancer.

BACKGROUND The objective of the current study was to evaluate the prognostic significance of the maximum standardized uptake value (SUV(max)) of F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) as measured by positron emission tomography (PET) in pelvic lymph nodes in patients with cervical cancer. METHODS The authors studied cervical cancer patients with pelvic lymph node… (More)