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Table 4 Distribution of total number of intermediate and high-grade suspicious locoregional lymph node uptakes, interpreted as metastatic

From: 11C-acetate PET/CT in pre-therapeutic lymph node staging in high-risk prostate cancer patients and its influence on disease management - a retrospective study

Locoregional LN localisation High-grade suspicious LN metastases (mean SUVmaxg/ml and mean short axis mm) Intermediate suspicious LN metastases (mean SUVmaxg/ml) Number of patients (n=21) Σ suspicious LN metastases
Pararectal 6 (5.4 g/ml, 20 mm) 0 4 6
Obturator 6 (5.2 g/ml, 9.7 mm) 2 (2.9 g/ml) 6 8
External iliac 28 (6.6 g/ml, 14 mm) 36 (3.9 g/ml) 15 64
Internal iliac 11 (6.5 g/ml, 14 mm) 4 (4.7 g/ml) 9 15
Common iliac 7 (4.8 g/ml, 13 mm) 5 (4.3 g/ml) 6 12
Σ 58 47 21a 105
  1. a21 patients with acetate uptakes in multiple locations.