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Table 2 Tumor uptake of [ 11 C]ACE and [ 11 C]MTO in different study groups

From: Characterization of hepatic tumors using [11C]metomidate through positron emission tomography: comparison with [11C]acetate

Group [ 11C]ACE [ 11C]MTO
  SUV max SUV mean T/L SUV max SUV mean T/L
Group I (HCC; n = 14) 8.17 ± 3.03 5.68 ± 2.06 1.44 ± 0.75* 9.84 ± 6.36 6.43 ± 4.68 1.19 ± 0.81
Group II (FNH; n = 9) 7.36 ± 3.51 5.27 ± 2.44* 1.25 ± 0.31 12.82 ± 5.23 9.93 ± 3.61 1.51 ± 0.32*
Group III (other liver tumors; n = 10) 5.67 ± 3.16 4.21 ± 2.48 0.75 ± 0.28 7.76 ± 4.62 5.78 ± 3.90 0.75 ± 0.39
  1. Results are expressed as mean ± SD. SUV, standardized uptake value; T/L, tumor-to-liver ratio. * P < 0.05 versus group III (unpaired t test).