Repeatability of FDG quantification in tumor imaging: averaged SUVs are superior to SUVmax.

@article{Burger2012RepeatabilityOF,
  title={Repeatability of FDG quantification in tumor imaging: averaged SUVs are superior to SUVmax.},
  author={Irene A. Burger and Dominic M Huser and Cyrill Burger and Gustav K von Schulthess and Alfred Buck},
  journal={Nuclear medicine and biology},
  year={2012},
  volume={39 5},
  pages={666-70}
}
PURPOSE Reliable 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake quantification is crucial for cancer treatment monitoring. While interobserver variability has been found to be lower for a maximum standard uptake value (SUV)max than for an averaged SUV (SUVmean), the repeatability has not been investigated yet. In this study, we determined the repeatability of SUV values in two sequential measurements 5 min apart. METHODS Positron emission tomography data of malignant chest tumors were acquired… CONTINUE READING