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Table 6 The effect of low-carbohydrate diet for the thresholds

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

   Pre-therapy   p value During therapy   p value
Region LCHD (+) (n = 23) LCHD (−) (n = 15)   LCHD (+) (n = 23) LCHD (−) (n = 15)  
SUVmean + 3SD Liver 1 3.5 ± 0.4 3.5 ± 0.4 0.59 3.7 ± 0.7 4.0 ± 0.5 0.18
SUVmax Liver 2 3.5 ± 0.4 3.5 ± 0.4 0.71 3.8 ± 0.7 3.9 ± 0.6 0.37
DA 2.1 ± 0.3 2.2 ± 0.3 0.35 2.2 ± 0.4 2.3 ± 0.3 0.32
SUVmean Liver 2 2.7 ± 0.3 2.7 ± 0.3 0.78 2.9 ± 0.5 3.1 ± 0.4 0.13
DA 1.9 ± 0.3 2.0 ± 0.2 0.14 1.9 ± 0.4 2.1 ± 0.2 0.29
  1. SD standard deviation, LCHD low-carbohydrate diet, SUV standardized uptake value, Liver 1 SUV in the liver by semi-automated method, Liver 2 SUV in the liver by manual process, DA descending aorta