Diagnostic and prognostic values of FDG-PET in patients with non-small cell lung cancer

Koichiro Abe, Shingo Baba, Koichiro Kaneko, Takuro Isoda, Hidetake Yabuuchi, Masayuki Sasaki, Shuji Sakai, Ichiro Yoshino, Hiroshi Honda

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Abstract

Purpose: The aim of this study was to address the efficacy of 2-[F-18]-Fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) in the staging of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and in prognostic prediction in patients with NSCLC. Methods: Forty-four patients (26 males, 18 females) were analyzed. Results: Accurate staging was obtained by addition of FDG-PET. Multivariate analysis indicated that the standardized uptake value of the primary tumor was the most significant prognostic factor for disease-free survival (P=.0073). Conclusion: FDG-PET is useful for the diagnosis of NSCLC and for prognostic prediction in patients with NSCLC.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90-95
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Imaging
Volume33
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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