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Table 1 Semi-automated methods and visual assessment of tumor volume and prognosis

From: A comparative study of standardized quantitative and visual assessment for predicting tumor volume and outcome in newly diagnosed diffuse large B-cell lymphoma staged with 18F-FDG PET/CT

Method Semi-automated measurements Visual assessment
MTV2.5 MTV41 eMTV MTVVAS Prognosis
Description Metabolic tumor volume delineation > SUV 2.5 Metabolic tumor volume delineation > 41% of SUVmax Metabolic tumor volume assessed visually Degree of metabolic tumor volume assessed on VAS scale Prognosis assessed visually based on volume, heterogeneity, involvement of extra-nodal organs
Parameter Continous (ml) Continous (ml) Continous (ml) Continous (1–9) Dichotomous (poor/favorable)