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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Utility of 18F-fluoro-deoxyglucose emission tomography/computed tomography fusion imaging (18F-FDG PET/CT) in combination with ultrasonography for axillary staging in primary breast cancer

Variables   Number 183 % 100
Age mean [range] 57 [32–81]  
  <45 33 18
  45 150 82
pT-stage pTis 10 5
  pT1 91 50
  pT2 68 37
  pT3 14 8
Histology DCIS 9 5
  IDC 158 86
  ILC 9 5
  Apocrine 2 1
  Mucinous 2 1
  Squamoid 1 1
  Paget 2 1
Nuclear grade 1 59 32
  2 51 28
  3 69 38
  Not graded 4 2
Nodal metastasis negative 124 68
  positive 59 32
Estrogen receptor (ER) 10%> 44 24
  10% 139 76
Progesterone receptor(PgR) 10%> 63 34
  10% 120 66
c-erbB-2 (HER2) 0 to 2+ 152 83
  3+/FISH Amp 28 15
  unknown 3 2
Primary axillary approach Ax dissection 58 32
  SNB 125 68
SUV of the primary tumor mean [range] 4.3 [0.9–17.8]  
SUV of axillary uptake* mean [range] 3.0 [0.4–11.3]  
  1. DCIS, ductal carcinoma in situ; IDC, invasive ductal carcinoma; ILC, invasive lobular carcinoma; Mucinous, mucinous carcinoma; Apocrine, apocrine. carcinoma; Squamoind, Squamoid carcinoma; Paget, Paget's disease; FISH Amp, FISH Amplication; Ax, axillary; SNB, sentinel node biopsy; SUV, Standardized Uptake Value; *Visible uptake of 18F-FDG