Standard uptake value of positron emission tomography in clinical stage i lung cancer: Clinical application and pathological correlation

Tsai Wang Huang, Chih Ming Hsieh, Hung Chang, Yeung Leung Cheng, Ching Tzao, Wen Shen Huang, Shih Chun Lee

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Abstract

Objectives: The aim of this study was to assess the standard uptake value in clinical stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and its correlation with pathological status and prognosis. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 674 patients diagnosed with NSCLC between January 2002 and June 2005. Patients with clinical stage I diseases undergone a preoperative positron emission tomography-computed tomography scan followed by anatomic resection. We reviewed the clinical features of 152 patients withan average follow-up of 87 months. Results: We analysed the clinical features of 108 patients with stage I NSCLC and 44 patients with non-stage I NSCLC. There were no statistical differences in age, histological type, location or tumour differentiation between the two groups. In the Stage I group, the patients had lower maximum standard uptake value (SUVmax; 3.80± 3.17 vs 5.73± 3.65, P =0.001), lower carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) levels (2.86± 4.80 vs 9.11± 17.21 ng/ml, P= 0.027) and smaller tumour size (2.39± 0.98 vs 3.73± 2.04 cm, P <0.001). The patients with higher SUVmax had a more advanced pathological stage, poorer tumour differentiation and larger tumour size. A higher SUVmax was an independent factor predicting an advanced pathological stage (SUVmax =3.3, odds ratio 3.246). The median survival of patients with SUVmax =3.3 and SUVmax

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)868-873
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Volume41
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Lung cancer
  • PET
  • Prognosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Medicine(all)

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