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Table 4 Axillary nodal clinicopathological factors correlated with 18 F-FDG uptake

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

Clinicopathological factors SUV cut-off 1.8 No. of pts Average SD p-value
No. of involved ALNs Low 38 3.6 5 0.15
  High 21 6.9 7  
The maximum size (mm) Low 38 8.6 6.4 0.006
  High 21 14.6 7.9  
  SUV No. of pts Grade No. ofpts p-value
Nuclear grade Low 38 Grade1/2 27 0.03
    Grade3 11  
  High 21 Grade1/2 9  
    Grade3 12  
  1. SUV, Standardized uptake value; No, Number; pts, patients; SD, Standard derivation