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Table 2 Baseline and interim PET parameters for the 32 patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma

From: Interim 4′-[methyl-11C]-thiothymidine PET for predicting the chemoradiotherapeutic response in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma: comparison with [18F]FDG PET

PET parameter Baseline PET Interim PET P value
[11C]4DST    
 SUVmax 7.01 ± 2.60 2.44 ± 1.05 < 0.001
 PTV 10.52 ± 14.79 0.86 ± 2.10 < 0.001
 TLP 44.34 ± 59.52 2.58 ± 6.42 < 0.001
[18F]FDG    
 SUVmax 14.80 ± 7.26 6.50 ± 3.32 < 0.001
 MTV 17.49 ± 23.94 11.14 ± 15.27 0.02
 TLG 115.39 ± 178.08 44.92 ± 67.38 0.005
  1. Data are given as mean ± standard deviation
  2. SUVmax, maximum standardized uptake value; PTV, proliferative tumor volume; MTV, metabolic tumor volume; TLP, total lesion proliferation; TLG, total lesion glycolysis