The correlation of SUVmax with pathological characteristics of primary tumor and the value of Tumor/Lymph node SUVmax ratio for predicting metastasis to lymph nodes in resected NSCLC patients


Koksal D. , DEMIRAG F., BAYIZ H., OZMEN O. , TATCI E., BERKTAS B., ...More

JOURNAL OF CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY, vol.8, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/1749-8090-8-63
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY

Abstract

Background: We aimed to investigate the correlation of maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) with pathological characteristics of primary tumor and to determine a Tumor/Lymph node (T/LN) SUVmax ratio predicting metastasis to lymph nodes in NSCLC patients.