Is there a cut-off value for standardized uptake values in positron emission tomography for predicting response to treatment and survival in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer? Single center experience

Ustaalioglu B. B. O. , Gumus M., Bilici A., Seker M., Ustaalioglu R., Kefeli U., ...More

JOURNAL OF BUON, vol.15, no.3, pp.529-536, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF BUON
  • Page Numbers: pp.529-536


Purpose: Positron emission tomography (PET) is an important imaging technique for the diagnosis and staging of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In this study, we evaluated the standardized uptake values (SUV) of PET in NSCLC patients to determine whether there was a cut-offvalue for predicting response to treatment and survival.