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Table 2 18F-FDG PET tumour lesion parameters on a per-patient basis

From: Mapping heterogeneity in glucose uptake in metastatic melanoma using quantitative 18F-FDG PET/CT analysis

  All patients (n = 64) Range
No. of lesions
 All 18 (11–51) 1–417
 ≥ 1 mla,b 6 (2–16) 0–168
SUVpeak
 Maximum 9.5 (5.5–15.5) 0–58.3
 Median 4.3 (3.2–8.6) 0–25.2
SUVpeak interquartile rangec 2.1 (0–5.1) 0–42.4
SUVmax
 Maximum 11.8 (7.3–18.0) 0–67.2
 Median 6.1 (4.1–11.5) 0–37.6
SUVmean
 Maximum 7.2 (4.7–10.7) 0–30.2
 Median 4.3 (3.0–7.3) 0–18.5
Total MATV (ml) 29.2 (12.2–234) 0–2212
Total TLG 209 (46.2–1510) 0–16,740
  1. Data are displayed as median (interquartile range)
  2. aThree patients had only lesions < 1 ml
  3. bI.e. all lesions included in quantitative analyses
  4. cI.e. interquartile range of the different SUVpeaks measured within one patient, measure of intra-patient heterogeneity