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Table 3 SUV change pre- to during-steroid therapy

From: Which is the proper reference tissue for measuring the change in FDG PET metabolic volume of cardiac sarcoidosis before and after steroid therapy?

  Region of threshold Pre-therapy During therapy p value
Semi-automated method Liver 3.5 ± 0.4 3.8 ± 0.6 0.02
SUVmax (manual process) Liver 3.5 ± 0.4 3.8 ± 0.6 0.01
DA 2.2 ± 0.3 2.2 ± 0.4 0.5
SUVmean (manual process) Liver 2.7 ± 0.3 3.0 ± 0.5 0.007
DA 1.9 ± 0.3 2.0 ± 0.4 0.6
SUVpeak (manual process) Liver 3.0 ± 0.4 3.4 ± 0.6 0.006
DA 2.0 ± 0.3 2.0 ± 0.3 0.7
  1. SUV standardized uptake value, DA descending aorta