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Table 3 Perfusion and metabolic parameters between responders and non-responders

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

VariablesAll patientsRespondersNon-respondersp value
Perfusion parameters
 BF (mL/100 g/min)34.49 ± 14.7242.05 ± 16.4727.48 ± 8.550.007
 BV (mL/100 g)23.19 ± 9.9024.31 ± 11.5722.16 ± 8.370.720
 TTP (s)37.33 ± 17.3834.44 ± 18.2240.02 ± 16.780.416
Metabolic parameters
 SUVmax14.40 ± 2.8613.36 ± 2.5415.36 ± 2.880.068
 MTV29.76 ± 24.4927.09 ± 28.5132.22 ± 20.880.375
 TLG177.46 ± 160.63155.49 ± 176.32197.85 ± 148.240.325
Flow-metabolism ratio
 FMR2.48 ± 1.133.18 ± 1.151.84 ± 0.650.001
  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