Semiquantitative assessment of FDG uptake in primary tumours
Yamanaka, Moriaki Tokushima University
Shinya, Takayoshi Tokushima University Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Otomi, Yoichi Tokushima University Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Kubo, Michiko Tokushima University
Arai, Yuta Tokushima University Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory
Toba, Hiroaki Tokushima University Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Bando, Yoshimi Tokushima University Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Otsuka, Hideki Tokushima University Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
positron emission tomography computed tomography
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Objective: To semiquantitatively estimate fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake in primary lung cancer cells using dynamic and dual-time-point (DTP) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) to obtain a diagnostic index for lymph node (LN) metastasis.
Methods: Forty-five patients with lung cancer underwent dynamic and DTP PET/CT examinations. All primary lesions and LN metastases were evaluated pathologically. At each time phase, we assessed the maximum standardised uptake value (SUVmax), metabolic tumour volume (MTV), and total lesion glycolysis (TLG) of the primary tumours. We investigated the relationship between semiquantitative index and the presence of LN metastasis for each case and for all cases satisfying indications for segmentectomy. In cases with LN metastasis, we assessed the SUVmax of pathologically proven metastatic LNs and non-metastatic LNs in each dynamic phase for evaluating temporal change.
Results: Among 45 patients, 15 had 17 LN metastasis. SUVmax, MTV, and TLG of primary tumours at each time phase were significantly associated with LN metastasis (p < 0.05). In receiver operating characteristic analysis, dynamic second and third phases showed high diagnostic ability for LN metastasis. The temporal change in SUVmax in the dynamic phase between primary tumours and metastatic LNs were significantly different (p = 0.065). The temporal change in SUVmax was significantly lower in non-metastatic LNs than in primary tumours and metastatic LNs (p < 0.0001).
Conclusions: Semiquantitative assessment of FDG uptake in dynamic second and third phases and the assessment of temporal changes in SUVmax on dynamic PET/CT scans were important predictors in diagnosing LN metastasis.
Nuclear Medicine Communications
Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.|British Nuclear Medicine Society
This is a non-final version of an article published in final form in Yamanaka Moriaki, Shinya Takayoshi, Otomi Yoichi, Kubo Michiko, Arai Yuta, Toba Hiroaki, Bando Yoshimi, Otsuka Hideki, Harada Masafumi, Semiquantitative assessment of fluorodeoxyglucose uptake in primary tumours on dynamic PET/computed tomography for lymph node metastasis evaluation in patients with lung cancer: a prospective study, Nuclear Medicine Communications Vol.41 Issue 11 p. 1189-1198
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Doctor of Medical Science