Node/Aorta and Node/Liver SUV Ratios from 18F-FDG PET/CT May Improve the Detection of Occult Mediastinal Lymph Node Metastases in Patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma

Academic Radiology, 05/11/2012

Compared to node SUV alone, the use of node/aorta and node/liver SUV ratios resulted in improved detection of N2 metastases. The two SUV parameters may potentially improve the diagnostic accuracy of 18F–FDG PET/CT for the diagnosis of N2 disease in patients with non–small–cell lung carcinoma.

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