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Table 3 Results of PET/CT on a lesion-based analysis

From: 18F-FDG and 68Ga-somatostatin analogs PET/CT in patients with Merkel cell carcinoma: a comparison study

Lesions (n = 75) 18F-FDG (detected lesions/total) 68Ga-somatostatin analogs (detected lesions/total) p value
Lymph node 58/66 62/66 n.s.
Skin 4/4 4/4 n.s.
Liver 2/2 0/2 n.a.
Adrenal gland 2/2 2/2 n.s.
Thoracic wall 1/1 1/1 n.s.
Overall 67/75 (89.3%) 69/75 (92%) n.s.
SUVmax (mean and SD) 10.3 ± 6.9 7.1 ± 3.7 0.001
  1. PET/CT positron emission tomography/computed tomography, 18F-FDG 18F-fluoro-deoxy-glucose, N.S. not significant, N.A. not applicable, SUVmax maximum standardized uptake value, SD standard deviation