Positron emission mammography (PEM): reviewing standardized semiquantitative method

@inproceedings{Yamamoto2013PositronEM,
  title={Positron emission mammography (PEM): reviewing standardized semiquantitative method},
  author={Yayoi Yamamoto and Youichiro Tasaki and Yukiko Kuwada and Yukihiko Ozawa and Atsushi Katayama and Yoshihide Kanemaki and Katsutoshi Enokido and Seigo Nakamura and Kouichi Kubouchi and Satoshi Morita and Mutsumi Noritake and Yasuo Nakajima and Tomio Inoue},
  booktitle={Annals of nuclear medicine},
  year={2013}
}
PURPOSE To validate semiquantitative analysis of positron emission mammography (PEM). METHODS Fifty women with histologically confirmed breast lesions were retrospectively enrolled. Semiquantitative uptake values (4 methods), the maximum PEM uptake value (PUVmax), and the lesion-to-background (LTB) value (3 methods) were measured. LTB is a ratio of the lesion's PUVmax to the mean background; LTB1, LTB2, and LTB3 (which were calculated on different background) were used to designate the three… CONTINUE READING