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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the 7 patients studied

From: Respiratory-gated (4D) contrast-enhanced FDG PET-CT for radiotherapy planning of lower oesophageal carcinoma: feasibility and impact on planning target volume

Characteristic Number
Mean age in years (range) 71 (68–74)
Histology
Adenocarcinoma 6 (85.7%)
Squamous carcinoma 1 (14.3%)
Stage (TNM)
 T2 N0 M0 2 (28.6%)
 T3 N0 M0 2 (28.6%)
 T3 N1 M0 2 (28.6%)
 T3 N3 M1 1 (14.3%)
Nodal disease at baseline
 Yes 3 (42.9%)
 No 4 (57.1%)
Mean primary tumour SUVmax (Range) 12.8 (5.5–26.2)