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Table 5 The effect of UFH for the thresholds: multiple regression analysis

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

  Patient Steroid UFH
Regression coefficient (95% CI)   β p value Regression coefficient (95% CI)   β p value Regression coefficient (95% CI)   β p value
Liver uptake SUVmean + 3SD − 0.58 0.55 − 0.006 0.002 − 0.25 − 0.06 − 0.29 0.001 − 0.28 − 0.15 − 0.10 0.54
SUVmax − 0.51 0.49 − 0.005 0.06 − 0.22 − 0.05 0.32 0.04 − 0.22 0.16 − 0.06 0.46
SUVpeak − 0.62 0.60 − 0.004 0.02 − 0.27 − 0.008 − 0.33 0.001 − 0.32 0.14 − 0.15 0.43
SUVmean − 0.69 0.66 − 0.005 0.03 − 0.27 − 0.06 − 0.30 0.002 − 0.35 0.16 − 0.14 0.75
Blood pool uptake SUVmax − 0.20 0.20 − 0.007 < 0.0001 − 0.05 0.013 − 0.06 0.07 − 0.04 0.11 0.09 0.54
SUVpeak − 0.20 0.20 − 0.0003 < 0.0001 − 0.07 0.006 − 0.12 0.34 − 0.07 0.09 0.03 0.88
SUVmean − 0.19 0.19 − 0.0001 < 0.0001 − 0.05 0.016 − 0.05 0.25 − 0.08 0.07 0.05 0.36
  1. β standard regression coefficient, SUV standardized uptake value