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Table 2 Correlations between perfusion and metabolic parameters

From: The flow-metabolism ratio might predict treatment response and survival in patients with locally advanced esophageal squamous cell carcinoma

VariablesSUVmaxMTVTLGFMR
BF (mL/100 g/min)r = − 0.142
p = 0.479
r = 0.063
p = 0.755
r = 0.037
p = 0.854
r = 0.886
p < 0.001
BV (mL/100 g)r = − 0.022
p = 0.912
r = − 0.114
p = 0.570
r = − 0.066
p = 0.745
r = 0.226
p = 0.257
TTP (s)r = 0.072
p = 0.721
r = − 0.091
p = 0.651
r = − 0.065
p = 0.747
r = − 0.462
p = 0.015
FMRr = − 0.547
p = 0.003
r = − 0.075
p = 0.710
r = − 0.155
p = 0.440
NA
  1. BF blood flow, BV blood volume, TTP time to peak, SUVmax maximum standardized uptake value, MTV metabolic tumor volume, TLG total lesion glycolysis, FMR flow-metabolism ratio