Risk stratification of solitary pulmonary nodules by means of PET using 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose and SUV quantification

@article{Grgic2010RiskSO,
  title={Risk stratification of solitary pulmonary nodules by means of PET using 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose and SUV quantification},
  author={Aleksandar Grgic and Yildirim Y{\"u}ksel and Andreas Groeschel and Hans-Joachim Sch{\"a}fers and Gerhard Walter Sybrecht and C. Kirsch and Dirk Hellwig},
  journal={European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging},
  year={2010},
  volume={37},
  pages={1087-1094}
}
18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET is the most accurate imaging modality in characterizing a solitary pulmonary nodule (SPN). Besides visual image interpretation, semiquantitative analysis using standardized uptake values (SUV) is performed to improve diagnostic accuracy. Mostly, an SUV threshold of 2.5 is applied to differentiate between benign and malignant lesions. In this study we analysed the use different SUV thresholds to predict the post-test probability of malignancy for the individual… CONTINUE READING
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