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Table 3 Multivariate analysis of the relationship between T, N and M status and 18F-FDG parameters of 38 patients with CRC

From: Correlation between glucose metabolism parameters derived from FDG and tumor TNM stages and metastasis-associated proteins in colorectal carcinoma patients

Variable SUVmax SUVmean TLG MTV
Mean ± SD P value Mean ± SD P value Mean ± SD P value Mean ± SD P value
T status   0.002   0.067   0.002   0.001
 1/2 11.72 ± 2.78   7.28 ± 1.54   120.50 ± 126.64   13.90 ± 14.71  
 3 16.94 ± 5.58   10.04 ± 3.49   162.51 ± 105.07   17.75 ± 10.42  
 4 23.23 ± 3.95   14.88 ± 3.33   381.33 ± 102.50   42.45 ± 8.66  
N status   0.212   0.140   0.419   0.647
 N0 14.38 ± 5.54   8.49 ± 3.30   139.83 ± 106.78   19.23 ± 12.66  
 N1 16.39 ± 5.46   10.27 ± 4.37   160.68 ± 98.61   19.23 ± 12.95  
 N2 19.78 ± 5.51   11.69 ± 2.82   240.99 ± 158.89   24.82 ± 13.95  
M status   0.244   0.000   0.573   0.836
 M0 15.03 ± 5.37   8.51 ± 2.72   163.30 ± 122.55   17.54 ± 11.93  
 M1 19.45 ± 5.56   12.56 ± 3.79   202.84 ± 135.50   23.11 ± 15.12  
Differentiation   0.112   0.120   0.108   0.612
 Well 10.35 ± 0.07   7.10 ± 1.13   55.30 ± 40.30   4.35 ± 0.07  
 Moderate 16.13 ± 5.27   9.77 ± 3.72   162.19 ± 107.04   19.39 ± 12.53  
 Poorly 21.29 ± 6.22   12.39 ± 3.29   283.49 ± 165.35   25.59 ± 15.81