PET/CT SUV of Prognostic Value in Metastatic Breast Cancer

Ershler, William B.
December 2012
Clinical Oncology Alert;Dec2012, Vol. 28 Issue 12, p90
The author comments on a study by P. G. Morris and colleagues, which found that the fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT)-derived standardized uptake value (SUV) offered prognostic information, and those with high levels of FDG uptake and had shorter survival than those with low levels. He suggests the clinicians to be aware of SUV levels, within bone metastatic bone cancer (MBC) lesions, which may indicate aggressive disease.


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