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Table 5 Discordant response in SUVmax and TLuG in four patients

From: Quantification of pulmonary disease activity in sarcoidosis measured with 18F-FDG PET/CT: SUVmax versus total lung glycolysis

  SUVmax TLuG ΔLung function
Pre Post Δ (%) Pre Post Δ (%) ΔFVC (%) ΔFEV1 (%) ΔDLCoc (%)
Pt A 11.2 14.7 + 32.4 6606 5826 − 11.8 − 0.7 − 5.1 + 9.8
Pt C 2.1 1.6 − 23.4 1827 2178 + 19.2 − 4.1 − 5.3 0.0
Pt D 6.2 6.8 + 9.7 4616 3596 − 22.1 − 10.7 − 8.1 − 4.8
Pt E 0.6 0.9 + 50 2999 2555 − 16.8 − 16.7 − 2.2 + 4.1
  1. Δ change before and after infliximab therapy, FVC forced vital capacity, FEV1 forced expiratory volume in 1 s, DLCOc diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide corrected for haemoglobin, SUVmax maximum standardized uptake value, TLuG total lung glycolysis