Table 2.

Early metabolic response for FDG-PET in correlation with clinical response and disease control.

Metabolic responsea (number of patients)No metabolic responseb (number of patients)Total
Prediction for clinical response
 Clinical response (CR+PR)16723
 Nonresponse (SD+PD)52530
 Total213253
Prediction for disease control
 Disease control (CR+PR+SD)261945
 No disease control (PD)088
 Total262753
  • aδ-SUV in prediction for clinical response > 40%; δ-SUV in prediction for disease control ≥ 30%.

  • bδ-SUV in prediction for clinical response ≤40%; δ-SUV in prediction for disease control < 30%.