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Clinical significance of SUVmax in 18F-FDG PET/CT scan for detecting nodal metastases in patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma

Overview of attention for article published in SpringerPlus, November 2015
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Title
Clinical significance of SUVmax in 18F-FDG PET/CT scan for detecting nodal metastases in patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma
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SpringerPlus, November 2015
DOI 10.1186/s40064-015-1521-6
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Kazuhiro Kitajima, Yuko Suenaga, Tsutomu Minamikawa, Takahide Komori, Naoki Otsuki, Ken-ichi Nibu, Ryohei Sasaki, Tomoo Itoh, Kazuro Sugimura

Abstract

To retrospectively investigate the diagnostic accuracy of FDG-PET/CT relative to CT for detection of cervical node metastases in patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), using histologic evaluation of dissected cervical nodes as the reference standard. Thirty-six patients with OSCC who underwent neck dissection (4 bilateral, 32 unilateral; 250 nodal levels) after FDG-PET/CT. Two observers consensually determined the lesion size and SUVmax of visible cervical nodes and compared the results with pathologic findings at the nodal level. Histopathology revealed nodal metastases in 13 (36.1 %) of 36 patients and 28 (11.2 %) of 250 nodal levels. Using a best discriminative SUVmax cut-off of 3.5 for the node, the sensitivity, specificity and accuracy of FDG-PET/CT for identification of nodal metastases on a level-by-level basis were 67.9, 94.6, and 91.6 %, respectively. The corresponding figures for CT were 42.9, 96.8, and 90.8 %, respectively. The sensitivity of FDG-PET/CT was significantly better than CT (p = 0.023). Moreover, using the level-based modified SUVmax cut-off, the respective figures for FDG-PET/CT were 71.4, 95.9, and 93.2 %, with significantly higher sensitivity (p = 0.013) and accuracy (p = 0.041) than CT. FDG PET/CT with SUVmax is a useful modality for preoperative evaluation of cervical neck lymph node metastases in patients with OSCC.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 23 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 5 22%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 9%
Researcher 2 9%
Student > Postgraduate 2 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 4%
Other 4 17%
Unknown 7 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 12 52%
Engineering 2 9%
Physics and Astronomy 1 4%
Psychology 1 4%
Unknown 7 30%

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#8,793,849
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#666
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#158,959
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#148
of 463 outputs
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